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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Rochester Upon Medway
Town
Chatham
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Anchor Signmakers (Designer)
Anchor Signmakers (Manufacturer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 September 2006
    Attended by: R Adm P Wilcocks DSC
  • Rededicated
    Date: 10 September 2006
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
54458

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Current location

Formerly Drill Hall of Royal Navy Barracks Chatham
HMS Pembroke.
Drill Hall Library
Universities at Medway
Off Central Avenue
Chatham
Rochester Upon Medway
Kent
ME4 4UF
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 76770 69640
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Bronze plaque mounted onto a wooden backboard. This is positioned on a stone block so the plaque is on top at a 45 degree angle.
Inscription
THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES THE LOSS/ OF THE LIVES OF SOME 130 ROYAL NAVY/ RATINGS WHEN, AS THE DRILL HALL OF/ RN BARRACKS CHATHAM, HMS PEMBROKE,/ ENEMY BOMBS WERE DROPPED ON THIS/ BUILDING DURING THE NIGHT OF/ 3 SEPTEMBER 1917/ UNVEILED BY REAR ADMIRAL PHILIP WILCOCKS DSC/ AND REDEDICATED ON 10 SEPTEMBER 2006
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth c 200mm, height c 900mm, width c 600mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
History
Universities of Kent and Greenwich
Costs

Comments: Paid for by Universities of Kent and Greenwich

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference
  • The Great War 23-32 / January 2006 Published:Great Northern Publishing Co

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