Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Barnet
Town
Mill Hill
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953)
Maker
LOCAL CRAFTSMAN (Designer)
MESSRS FOSTER AND DICKSEE (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5 November 1922
    Attended by: HRH Prince of Wales KG,LIEUT GENERAL SIR IVOR MAXSE KCB CVO DSO
  • Rededicated
    Date: 18 July 2013
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Dedicated
    Date: 5 November 1922
    Attended by: Chaplain General to the Forces
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
58081

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Current location

On grass verge opposite St Pauls Church.
Middlesex Regiment War Memorial
The Ridgeway
Mill Hill
Barnet
Greater London
NW7 1QS
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 22506 92763
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Near officers' mess on site of former Inglis Barracks (roadside).
    Inglis Barracks (Demolished)
    Junction Of Charles Sevright Drive And Bray Rd
    Mill Hill
    Barnet
    Greater London
    NW7
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 239 918
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
White Portland stone obelisk on three stepped base with corner posts set within a paved surround. Inscription on 6 o'clock face. Regimental badge on other three sides. Plaque with regimental badge added on resiting of memorial.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOURED MEMORY/ OF 12694 OF ALL RANKS OF/ THE MIDDLESEX REGIMENT/ (DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE'S OWN)/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918 TO THE HONOURED MEMORY / OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR / 1939 - 1945 // KOREA 1950 - 1951 Plaque: "The Diehards"/ This memorial first erected at Inglis Barracks/ was moved to this location in 2012/ following the closure, sale and redevelopment/ of the Barracks formerly the Depot of the/ Middlesex Regiment/ (Duke of Cambridge's Own)/ The names of those commemorated are/ recorded in a Book of Remembrance/ in the Middlesex Chapel of St Paul's Cathedral/ Contractors: The Inglis Consortium
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
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height c 6000mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Paving
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
  • Middlesex Regiment 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
Nov. 2008: access to site is restricted.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • The Times 11 /06 November 1922; 18 / 06 November 1922; 12/ 10 October 1922; 12 / 30 October 1922; 10 / 04 November 1922 Reports of unveiling.
  • Local Publication/Booklet 'The Die-Hards Newsletter' No.101 (Spring 2009); No.109 (Spring 2013) Report of submission on Area Action Plan for Mill Hill East 16 Oct. 2008 and extract from Inspector's Report 2 Dec. 2008. The Regimental Association wanted the memorial resited on the Ridgeway at Mill Hill. 2013: Report of rerection of memorial on the Ridgeway.
  • The Die-Hards in the Great War by Wyrall, E. Foreword Published:Harrison and Sons Ltd 1926 London
  • The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) 1919 - 1952 by Kemp, P K 20 Published:Gale and Polden Ltd 1956 Aldershot Photograph of unveiling.

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