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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Bromley
Town
Bromley
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Post-1945 war or conflict, Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29th October 1922
    Attended by: General The Lord Horne GCB KCMG ADC
  • Dedicated
    Date: 6th November 1949
    Attended by: Rev W H Murray-Walton; Alderman B J Finnie, MC JP (Mayor); Mr Harold MacMillian (MP for Bromley)
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29th October 1922
    Attended by: John Harmer D D, the Bishop of Rochester
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3844

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Current location

Martins Hill Open Space
Glassmill Lane
Bromley
Bromley
Greater London
BR2 0XH
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 39981 69240
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A four-stepped base surmounted by a plinth and obelisk. There are three female figures standing around the base of the obelisk. Bronze shield with dedicatory inscription placed on one side of the base of the obelisk. Three bronze figures representing liberty, victory and peace placed at the base of the other sides of the obelisk. The dedication and names are written on bronze plaques mounted on the sides of the plinth. There is an additional small rectangular plaque commemorating post-1945 casualties.
Inscription
6 o'clock face first plaque: NAMES OF THE FALLEN/ (Names) 6 o'clock face second plaque: ALSO REMEMBERED/ WITH GRATEFUL APPRECIATION/ THOSE WHO, SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR, HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES IN CONFLICTS/ AND PEACE-KEEPING MISSIONS/ THROUGHOUT THE WORLD 6 o'clock face third plaque: THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO THOSE OF OUR PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE/ WAR OF 1914-1918 AND 1939-1945 12 o'clock face: IN PROUD MEMORY/ OF MANY BRAVE MEN/ WHO WENT FORTH/ FROM THIS TOWN/ AND SERVED THEIR KING/ AND COUNTRY IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ AND IN THAT SERVICE/ LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES 12 o'clock face plaque: (Names) 3 and 9 o'clock faces: (Names) Plaques between others: 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 769
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 769
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname.
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 476
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 476
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname.
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname.
  • Post-1945 war or conflict
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 8000MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
  • BROMLEY WAR MEMORIAL, ST MARTIN'S HILL
  • 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
14 Dec. 1995: Grade II* listed (ID 442525).
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Bromley Council
Reference
  • www.bromleywarmemorial.org.uk - accessed 8 September 2020
  • Eltham and District Times 12 Aug 1921
  • Bromley Mercury 18 Nov 1921
  • Kent Fallen Website
  • Unidentified Newspaper/Magazine 8 Nov. 2012
  • Geograph www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2561381
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 29 Oct. 1922
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • BROMLEY WAR MEMORIALS VOLUME ONE by RASON, PAUL 30-47 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:LONDON BOROUGH OF BROMLEY NOV 1999 BROMLEY

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