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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Rochester Upon Medway
Town
Chatham
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41010
Current location

St George’s Centre
Pembroke Road
Chatham
Rochester Upon Medway
Kent
ME4 4UH
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 76450 69480
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • ST MARYS ISLAND FRENCH CEMY
    Gillingham
    Rochester Upon Medway
    Kent
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
ELABORATE ELEANOR STYLE CROSS WITH CENTRAL FIGURE. ON SQUARE PLINTH AND FOUR STEPPED BASE
Inscription
FRONT: HERE ARE GATHERED TOGETHER/ THE REMAINS OF MANY BRAVE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS/ WHO HAVING BEEN THE FOES, AFTERWARDS, THE CAPTIVES OF ENGLAND/ NOW FIND REST IN HER SOIL/ REMEMBERING NO MORE THE ANIMOSITIES OF WAR AND THE SORROWS OF IMPRISONMENT/ THEY WERE DEPRIVED OF THE CONSOLATION OF CLOSING THEIR EYES/ AMONGST THE COUNTRYMEN THEY LOVED/ BUT THEY HAVE BEEN LAID IN AN HONOURABLE GRAVE/ BY A NATION WHICH KNOWS HOW TO RESPECT VALOUR/ AND TO SYMPATHISE WITH MISFORTUNE REVERSE: THIS MEMORIAL, BUILT TO ADMIRALTY ORDER BY CONVICT/ LABOUR IN 1869 AND PLACED IN THE PRISONERS-OF-WAR/ CEMETERY ON ST MARY'S ISLAND, WAS RE-ERECTED HERE/ IN THE AUTUMN OF 1904, WHEN A CONTEMPLATED, BUT/ SUBSEQUENTLY ABANDONED EXTENSION OF CHATHAM/ DOCKYARD NECESSITATED THE REMOVAL OF THE PRISONERS'/ REMAINS TO THEIR NEW GRAVE BENEATH IT
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Memorial to French prisoners of war approximately 25 metres south of Church of St George
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
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  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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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