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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Bromley
Town
Chislehurst
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Sir Reginald Blomfield RA, Messrs W Bainbridge Reynolds LTD, Messrs H T Jenkins and Son of Torquay, Messrs T Rider and Son
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17 October 1920
    Attended by: Lt Col F Edlmann DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 17 October 1920
    Attended by: Rector of Chislehurst Reverend Canon Dawson
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3845
Current location

Chislehurst Common
Junction Of Bromley Road And West Common Road
Chislehurst
Bromley
Greater London
BR7 6NN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 44327 70204
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Portland stone Cross of Sacrifice surmounting four-stepped octagonal plinth and base. Inscription across top three tiers of plinth. Bronze sword on 6 o'clock face modelled on Crusader sword.
Inscription
Top tier of base: IN PROUD/ AND GRATEFUL / MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF / CHISLEHURST / WHO FELL IN / THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1919 Main segment of base, all faces: (names) 6 O'clock face of upper step: 1939/ 1945 6 O'clock face of lower step: THEY GAVE US PEACE / BY THEIR WARFARE / AND LIFE BY THEIR DEATH All other faces of lower step: (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackland, G
Adams, J
Aldous, G
Alston, C M
Anscombe, G G
Ashton, C J
Asser, W L
Atkins, B W
Baker, A E
Baker, J F
See details for all 184 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 186
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 186
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 65
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 65
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 6000 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plinth
    Measurements: height 2000 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Chislehurst 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
1992: Letters recut and memorial restored.
Costs

Memorial: £1068 6s 10d

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Bromley Council
Reference
  • Bromley War Memorials Volume One by Rason, Paul, pages 48-55. Source: Image Library NIWM Published: London Borough of Bromley 1999. Bromley History and photographs.
  • News Shopper, 2 December 1992. Details of restoration work.

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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