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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Bromley
Town
Orpington
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Aden Emergency (1963-1967), Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), Berlin Airlift (1948-1949), Korean War (1950-1953), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999), Egypt and the Suez Crisis (1951-1956)
Maker
MR T ELSLEY LTD, Farmer and Brindley, CHARLES HEATON COMYN FRIBA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28th August 1921
    Attended by: Col. A. Wood-Martyn D.S.O. - Dr. D.A. Tennyson-Smith
  • Rededicated
    Date: 2nd August 1999
    Attended by: Revd. Alan Mustoe, Vicar of Orpington - The Lord Imbert, QMP, JP, the Mayor of Bromley
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2nd August 1999
    Attended by: The Deputy Lieutenant of London, Col. Hugh Maltby, T.D., T.L./Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3848
Current location

Roundabout on junction of High St
Station Ed
Spur Rd and Sevenoaks Rd
1
Sevenoaks Road
Orpington
Bromley
Greater London
BR6 9UR
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 46092 65880
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
White triangular obelisk-like structure of Portland stone with a wide base and only slight taper then a small pointed peak at the top. At each corner is a short pillar jutting out from the main structure surmounted by a carved lion. Area is enclosed by a low wall. WW1 inscription and names are carved on the sides of the memorial and on attached plaques. Eight additional tablets are placed around the edge of the wall with WW2 names on them. Kent device in relief above inscription on one side. Cross on other two sides. Three cast black painted metal lions sit on each low pillar
Inscription
Memorial Side 1: PRO PATRIA/ (NAMES)/ IN MEMORY OF THE/ MEN OF ORPINGTON/ WHO LAID DOWN THEIR/ LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ THE MEMORIALS CONTAINING THE NAMES OF THE FALLEN OF/ THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND SUBSEQUENT CONFLICTS/ WERE UNVEILED ON SUNDAY 1ST AUGUST 1999 BY/ THE LORD IMBERT, QPM, JP/ HER MAJESTY'S LORD LIEUTENANT OF GREATER LONDON Memorial Side 2: (NAMES)/ ORPINGTON URBAN DISTRICT/ TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE/ IN THE SERVICES AND THE RESIDENTS OF THIS/ DISTRICT WHO DIED IN THE WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945 Memorial Side 3: (NAMES) Tablets: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Arnold, Herbert Oscar
Austin, Lawson Walton
Bailey, John
Baker, William Matthew
Banks, John
Banks, Percy Charles
Banks, Richard
Barnes, Albert Edward Charles
Barnes, Charles
Barr, J W
See details for all 117 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 117
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 117
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 424
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 424
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Aden Emergency (1963-1967)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Berlin Airlift (1948-1949)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Egypt and the Suez Crisis (1951-1956)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Cast Iron
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 2000MM, height 5000MM, width 2000MM
    Materials: Stone
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
1999: NAMES OF THE WW2 DEAD WERE ADDED IN AUGUST 2007: Listed Grade 11
Costs

Memorial: C £900

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • BROMLEY WAR MEMORIALS VOLUME ONE by RASON, PAUL 71-103 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:LONDON BOROUGH OF BROMLEY NOV 1999 BROMLEY
  • News Shopper 8 February 2008 - 'We must not forget our war heroes' - David Mills
  • News Shopper 26 Augaust 1998 - 'Help us honour our war heroes' - Michael Hamilton
  • News Shopper 14 March 1999 - pg. 31 - 'Debt of honour to be repaid to those who died in conflict' - Michael Hamilton
  • News Shopper 12 Aug. 1998; 26 Aug. 1998; 14 April 1999. 'Veterans Win The Battle' -Front page. Michael Hamilton
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 1 August 1999
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 28 March 1921

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