United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Chesham

Our Ref: 1945

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Address

The Broadway
Chesham
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
England
HP5 1BX
 
Type:Composite
OS Map Ref:SP 960 017

Inscription

TO THE/ GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ THIS TOWN WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ AND TO HONOUR/ ALL WHO SERVED/ OR SUFFERED IN/ THE CAUSE OF GOD/ KING AND COUNTRY/ THEIR DEEDS LIVE AFTER THEM/ FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH/ 1914 - 1918/ (Names)

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
FIGURESTONE - PORTLAND   Good
PLINTHSTONE - PORTLAND   Good
BaseStone   Good
PLAQUESBRONZE   Good
PILLARStone   Good
PLAQUEBRONZE   Good
PILLARStone   Good
PLAQUEBRONZE   Good

Physical Description

Life sized figure of a soldier standing with his rifle butt resting by his feet and his hands resting over the muzzle. Figure surmounts a plinth and a single base, with three plaques mounted on the front face of the plinth and images carved into the two sides. In front of this and flanking the sides are two stone pillars with plaques on their front faces, for the Second World War inscriptions. All within a planted area.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:185
Served & Returned0
Died185
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:77
Served & Returned0
Died77
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:29th June 1921
RolePerformed By
Unveiling UNKNOWN

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
Mr Arthur G WalkerSculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments: 
Photographs:4
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
Local Publication/Booklet  33Remember Chesham, Clive Birch, Barracuda Books Ltd
OrganisationIdWebsite
Carter Postcard Collection 
Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/wirewiping/4133363819/