United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Kensington

Our Ref: 12103

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Address

Church Street/ Kensington High Street
Kensington
GREATER LONDON
England
SW10 9LQ
 
Type:Cross
OS Map Ref:TQ 260 780

Inscription

ON SCROLL ON COLUMN: AWAKE REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE VALIANT DEAD

BASE OF COLUMN: QUID NOBIS ARDUI

PLINTH, 3 O'CLOCK FACE: XIIITH PRINCESS LOUISE'S KENSINGTON/ BATTALION THE LONDON REGIMENT/ BATTLE RECORD 1/13TH BN NEUVE CHAPELLE AUBERS RIDGE/ THE SOMME 1916 THE SCARPE LANGEMARK THE SOMME 1918 ALBERT/ 2/13TH BN VIMY RIDGE SALONIKA BEERSHEBA JERUSALEM JERICO

PLINTH, 6 O'CLOCK FACE: IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF KENSINGTON/ AND THOSE MEN SERVING IN KENSINGTON/ BATTALIONS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR/ KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918 1939-1945

PLINTH, 9 O'CLOCK FACE: XXIIND KENSINGTON SERVICE BATTALION THE/ ROYAL FUSILIERS CITY OF LONDON REGIMENT/ BATTLE RECORD VIMY RIDGE DELVILLE WOOD & GUILLEMONT/ THE SOMME 1916 BEAUMONT HAMEL & SERRE THE ANCRE/ GREVILLERS MIRAUMONT OPPY WOOD CAMBRAI

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
CROSSStone10668mm  Good

Physical Description

FLEURY STYLE CROSS ON STONE PILLAR, GOTHIC DESIGN. TOP WITH FOUR ANGELS PLACED IN NICHES, STANDS ON A LOW SQUARE PEDESTAL WITH STEPPED BASE.

DRAPED FEMALE FIGURE SYMBOLISING REMEMBRANCE STANDS AT THE FOOT OF THE COLUMN, RIGHT ARM RAISED TO A SCROLL WITH INSCRIPTION ON IT. KENSINGTON BOROUGH ARMS AND MOTTO BENEATH FIGURE

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
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
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?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date:1st July 1922
RolePerformed By
Unveiled HRH PRINCESS LOUISE DUCHESS OF ARGYLL
DedicatedBishop Suffragan of Kensington

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:£11,000 0S 0D
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
FREDERICK WILLIAM POMEROYSculptor
MAJOR HUBERT C. CORLETTEDesigner

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

The memorial stands on ground which was fromerly part of St Mary Abbots Churchyard.

MEMORIAL PARK WAS CREATED FROM THE MONEY LEFT OVER AFTER THE MEMORIAL HAD BEEN BUILT. SEE OUR RECORD 12104

photo & press cuttings are in R Morris files.

Lt Gnl Sir Francis Lloyd attended the ceremony & made a short speech.

Comments: 
Photographs:4
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARYGLEICHEN1928PP 78-79 
Kensington News and West London Times  -/7 July 1922 
OrganisationIdWebsite
Carter Postcard Collection 
Research files of Richard Morris OBE