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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Kensington And Chelsea
Town
Kensington
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
47661
Current location

The memorial is located in The Resurrection Chapel.
St Mary Abbots
Kensington High Street
Kensington
Kensington And Chelsea
Greater London
W8 4LA
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 25625 79703
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Current memorial: Battlefield cross with dedicatory rectangular board placed below it. Memorial before 2014 rededication: Battlefield cross with dedicatory shield shaped board placed below it.
Inscription
Current memorial: THE BATTLEFIELD CROSS/ commemorates men from/ the 22nd Kensington Battalion/ The Royal Fusiliers/ who fell in the battle of/ OPPY WOOD/ 29 APRIL - 3 MAY 1917/ (Names)/ In 1929 the cross was replaced by a/ permanent memorial & brought/ to England. It came to St. Mary Ab-/ bots in 1949 & was conserved & rededicated in 2014/ LEST WE FORGET Memorial before 2014 rededication: IN MEMORY OF 20 OFFICERS AND 398 NCOS AND MEN/ OF THE 22ND (KENSINGTON) BATTALION ROYAL FUSILIERS/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR 1914 - 1918
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Arnell, Edward
Bannerman, James Donald
Barnes, Charles James
Bartlett, Arthur George
Batte, Gerald
Bear, Harry Arthur
Brown, John
Chesworth, Arthur
Crosby, Cecil Thomas
Durber, Ernest
See details for all 28 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 28
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 28
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Regiment, rank, forenames, surname.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Battlefield Cross or Marker
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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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