United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

People of Dover

Our Ref: 1615

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Address

DOVER TOWN HALL
Biggin St
DOVER
KENT
England
CT16 1DW
 
Type:Composite
OS Map Ref:TR 316 417

Inscription

ON PLINTH BELOW STATUE: TO THE GLORIOUS/ MEMORY OF THE/ PEOPLE OF DOVER/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES FOR THEIR/ COUNTRY IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919 1939-1945/ (NAMES)

ON STONE WITHIN FLOWER BED: THIS MEMORIAL/ WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC/ SUBSCRIPTION FUNDS/ COLLECTED FOR DOVER/ PRISONERS OF WAR BEING/ ALSO GIVEN AS A THANK/ OFFERING BY THOSE WHO/ RETURNED SAFELY.

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
WallGRANITE   Good
PLAQUESMETAL   Good
FIGUREBRONZE   Good

Physical Description

BRONZE STATUE OF YOUNG BOY. FIGURE HOLD CROSS IN LEFT HAND. STATUE STANDS ON PLINTH WHICH BEARS INSCRIPTION. WALLS OF GRANITE EITHER SIDE OF PLINTH WHICH BEAR NAMES ON METAL PLAQUES. WHOLE STANDS IN GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE. FURTHER STONE WITHIN FLOWER BEDS OF GARDEN.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:782
Served & Returned0
Died782
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?Yes
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:21
Served & Returned0
Died21
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?Yes

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date:05TH NOVEMBER 1924
RolePerformed By
UnveiledVICE ADMIRAL SIR ROGER KEYES
Date:05TH NOVEMBER 1924
RolePerformed By
DedicatedArchbishop of Canterbury
Date:06 November 1949
RolePerformed By
Rededicated Local Clergy/Dignitaries

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 GouldenDesigner

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments: 
Photographs:4
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publications:2
Press Cuttings:2
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALSBOORMAN, DEREK198897-98 
WAR MEMORIALS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENTBORG, ALAN1991101 
Kent Messenger  25 June 1993 
Dover Express  23 November 1984 
OrganisationIdWebsite
Other website http://homepage.ntlworld.com/gareth.moore7/
Other website http://doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk/
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