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War Memorial 1914-18

Benjamin Clemens

1921

Canterbury /  War Memorial 1914-18   Canterbury /  War Memorial 1914-18

Description

Square pillar with an elaborate runic cross. At the top of each face are recessed figures with coats of arms and an inscription below each figure:

Canterbury - War Memorial 1914-18
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Canterbury - War Memorial 1914-18
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Canterbury - War Memorial 1914-18
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Canterbury - War Memorial 1914-18
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  1. St George; coat of arms of the City of Canterbury.
  2. The Army - soldier (very weathered); coat of arms of the Diocese of Canterbury.
  3. The Air Foce - pilot (very weathered); coat of arms of Edward the Black Prince.
  4. The Navy - sailor; coat of arms of the county of Kent.
Below these are plaques with names and inscriptions are bronze.

Inscription(s)

Below the figures:

DEDICATED TO THE HONOURED
MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF CANTERBURY WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

in grateful
commemoration
of the officers
non-commissioned officers
and men of canterbury
who gave their lives for
god king and country
in the great war 1914-1919.
this memorial was erected
by their proud and
thankful citizens.

"true love by life
true love by death is tried;
live thou for england
we for england died"

unveiled by
field-marshall the earl haig
dedicated by
the archbisshop of canterbury
october 10th 1921

wright hunt, mayor

1939-1945

this memorial commemorates also
the men and women of canterbury
who as members of the
armed forces of the crown
gave their lives in the
second world war

Annotation

The monument was designed by the architect Arthur Beresford Pite.

War memorial - list of names

We have photos of the list(s) of fallen on this memorial. Contact us if you want to see these lists. (contact form)

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Great Britain
  • Clemens, Benjamin
  • Coat of arms
  • George, St.
  • Pilot
  • Sailor
  • Soldier
  • War Memorial (UK - WWI)
  • Location N 51°16'44" E 1°4'52"

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