United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Kingston upon Thames WW1 and WW2

Our Ref: 12100

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Address

SHOPPING CENTRE MEMORIAL GARDEN ON SITE OF OLD BURIAL GROUND
Church St
KINGSTON UPON THAMES
GREATER LONDON
England
KT1
 
Type:Sculptured/Cast Figure
OS Map Ref:TQ 180 693

Inscription

PLINTH: IN HONOUR OF/ THE MEN OF THIS/ TOWN WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES/ THE GREAT WARS/ 1914 - 1919/ 1939 - 1945

PLAQUES: (Names)

BASE: AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE / SUN AND IN THE MORNING / WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PLINTHStone   Good
FIGURESBRONZE   Good

Physical Description

BASE AND PLINTH SURMOUNTED BY MALE FIGURE REPRESENTING TRIUMPHANT STRUGGLE OF MANKIND AGAINST LIFE'S DIFFICULTIES, HOLDING TORCH REPRESENTING SELF SACRIFICE AND SHIELDING A CHILD. NAME PLAQUES ARE ON THE BASE

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:624
Served & Returned0
Died624
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died0
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial?None
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?Yes
Who is responsible for the memorial?

ROYAL BOROUGH OF KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES

Maintenance History:

Listed Grade 11
2005 Applied for grant from The Wolfson Foundation and English Heritage

Ceremonies

Date:11TH NOVEMBER 1923
RolePerformed By
UnveiledMR F G PENNY

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type:None
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
Captain Richard Reginald GouldenSculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments: 
Photographs:None
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:L
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALSBOORMAN, DEREK198894 
OrganisationIdWebsite
Carter Postcard Collection 
Percy Simmonds Photograph Collection