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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Kensington And Chelsea
Town
Chelsea
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Specific Conflict
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21st June 1901
    Attended by: General Sir Henry Norman, Governor of the Hospital
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21st June 1901
    Attended by: The Rev. J. H. Moxley (Chaplain)
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
59139
Current location

Near the northwestern corner of the cemetery.
Brompton Cemetery
Fulham Rd (a304)
Chelsea
Kensington And Chelsea
Greater London
SW10 9UG
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 25486 78013
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
An ornate stone and metal monument comprising a stone obelisk with spray of leaves and royal cypher (VR) in relief at the head, cast metal cables on each arris, an elaborate trophy of flags at the top and inscription inlaid in upright capital block lettering. A pedestal has a cornice at the top and hollowed faces, each bearing a cast metal lion face. A rough hewn plinth has a chamfered top and polished arrises and a square ashlar base has bevelled upper edges. Four additional small plinths, one at each corner, bear stacks of cannon balls. Commemorates Chelsea Pensions buried here between January 1855 and July 1893, after that dates internments took place at Woking. The trophies were cast from parts of guns used in the Crimean War.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND/ IN REVERED AND/ GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF/ 2625 PENSIONERS/ OF THE/ ROYAL HOSPITAL/ CHELSEA/ BURIED AROUND THIS SPOT/ BETWEEN/ 1855 AND 1893 Another face: THESE VETERANS/ HAVING FOUGHT/ FOR KING/ FOR QUEEN/ FOR ENGLAND/ FOR EMPIRE/ IN ALMOST EVEhttps://memorials.iwm.org.uk/memorials/edit/59139RY/ PART OF THE WORLD/ CAME HOME TO DIE/ IN PEACE/ HONOURED/ AND RESPECTED/ BY THEIR/ FELLOW-COUNTRYMEN Another face: ERECTED/ BY THE/ CHELSEA/ COMMISSIONERS/ ON BEHALF OF/ AN ADMIRING NATION/ AS A TESTIMONY/ AND TRIBUTE TO/ VALOUR ENDURANCE/ SUFFERINGS & DEVOTION Another face: MYSORE / EGYPR / INDIA / PENINSULA / CONRUNNA / SALAMANCA / FLANDERS / WATERLOO / NEPAUL / BURMAH / SOUTH AFRICA / AFGHANISTAN / CABUL / CANDAHAR / CHINA / NEW ZEALAND / PUNJAB / CRIMEA / ALMA / BALAKLAVA / INKERMAN / SEBASTOPOL / PERSIA / INDIAN MUTINY / DELHI / LUCKNOW (Relative faces not identified)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Non-Specific Conflict
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal, Stone, Granite - Aberdeen, Granite - Red, Granite - White.
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal, Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Ashlar
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Trophy / Relic
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal (cast from Crimean War guns)
Listing information
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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