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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Camden
Town
Camden
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Regimental Memorials
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 November 1923
    Attended by: Major General Sir Louis Jean Bols KCB KCMG DSO
  • Rededicated
    Date: 24th March 2019
    Attended by: Just Rifles Trust members
  • Dedicated
    Date: Undefined
    Attended by: Rev Robert Stuart de Courcy Laffan
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2255
Current location

Outside the Eisenhower Centre
Chenies Street
Camden
Camden
Greater London
WC1E 7EU
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 29606 81846
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A tall cenotaph with the badge of the 12th Battalion County of London Regiment (The Rangers). The memorial is close to the former 1882 Drill Hall from which the Battalion departed in August 1914.
Inscription
THE/ RANGERS/12TH COUNTY OF/LONDON REGT/1914-1919/REMEMBER WITH GRATITUDE THE TRUE AND/FAITHFUL MEN WHO IN THE GREAT WAR/WENT FORTH FOR GOD AND THE RIGHT/THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO RETURNED/NOT AGAIN IS HEREBY PERPETUATED TO/BE HONOURED FOR EVERMORE On the rear is the inscription 'To the Memory of 1193 Rangers who died for the Empire'. On each side is a list of First World War battles in which the regiment fought. Those on the west side are Ypres 1915, St Julien, Frezenburg Ridge, Somme 1916, Gommecourt, Ginchy, Morval, Transloy Ridges, Arras 1917, First Scarpe 1917, Bullecourt, Ypres 1917; those on the east side are Langemark 1917, Menin Road Ridge, Polygon Wood, 2nd Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917, First Somme 1918, St Quentin, Villers-Bretonneux, Amiens, Second Somme 1918, Albert 1918, Epehy. Lower down on the front of the memorial are added inscriptions dating from after the Second World War: 'K.R.R.C. 1939-1945. Greece 1941 Crete Western Desert 1941. Veve, Proasteion, Canea. Retimo, Middle East 1941, Gazala. Retma, Bir Hacheim. Fuka Airfield North Africa 1942. Ruweisat. Defence of Alamein
Inscription legible?
no
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Regimental Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: height c6000mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
War Memorials Trust first became aware of concerns about this memorial around 2001. Over the years various efforts have been made to engage those involved with the site and the local area to take responsibility for the memorial. It has been a challenge due to the number of parties potentially involved and various proposals have been made but not follow through. Finally, in 2018, it was wonderful to make a Grant Offer of £4,650 through War Memorials Trust Grants Scheme to support repair and conservation works. The stone was cleaned using a DOFF steam cleaning process. Loose mortar was removed from the memorial's construction joints and it was re-pointed with an appropriate lime mortar. Localised sharpening and deepening of lettering was undertaken just on those letters which had become illegible as there are only so many times letters can be recut so to maximise the lifespan of the inscription only the minimum required work was undertaken. The lettering was also re-painted with specialist black paint to match the original design. The bronze insignia was cleaned and re-patinated by specialists who also applied three coats of wax to protect the metal work. As part of the In Memoriam 2014 initiative free SmartWater was also applied to the metal elements to deter theft and ensure traceability should anything happen to it. 2007: Some of the lettering is illegible, perhaps due to pollution.; 2004: Restoration of lettering. According to the Rifles London Office, Davies Street, London, the restoration was likely to have been carried out with assistance from The Porter Foundation. ; 1997: Restoration of lettering. According to the Rifles London Office, Davies Street, London, the restoration was likely to have been carried out with assistance from The Porter Foundation.
Costs

Site: £498.10.-

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Just Rifles Charitable Trust.
Reference

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