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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
North Bedfordshire
Town
Kempston
County
Bedfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1950
    Attended by: HM QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 November 1950
    Attended by: Bishop of St Albans
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
65515
Current location

North side of Bedford Road
Kempston Barracks (now The Keep)
Bedford Road
Kempston
North Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire
MK42 8AJ
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 03933 48470
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two stepped obelisk to the right of the Temple (IWM-WMA 7634) facing the WW1 obelisk. Metal sword of sacrifice above two regimental badges in relief on the front.
Inscription
1939 1945/ TO THE SACRED/ AND/ GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THE OFFICERS WARRANT OFFICERS/ NON-COMMISSIOED OFFICERS AND MEN/ OF THE BEDFORDSHIRE AND/ HERTRFORDSHIRE REGIMENT/ AND THE HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT/ WHO DIED IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ THIS MONUMENT HAS BEEN ERECTED BY/ THEIR COMRADES AND / BY THE MEN AND/ WOMEN LIVING IN THE COUNTIES OF / BEDFORDSHIRE AND HERTFORDSHIRE
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    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: Stone
Listing information
  • Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regimental 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
1993: obelisk was stained from sword
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Responsibility
BEDFORDSHIRE & HERTS REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Illustrated London News 18 Nov. 1950 p.825 Photo of Queen Elizabeth, as Colonel in Chief of the regiment,l aying a wreath at the memorial.
  • Roll of Honour www.roll-of-honour.com/Bedfordshire/ KempstonWarMemorialBarracks.html
  • The Times 13 Nov. 1950 p.2

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