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Great Britain
Dover
Kent

South East England

Biggin Street / High Street

War Memorial

Richard Reginald Goulden
1924

Dover /  War Memorial   Dover /  War Memorial

Description

Bronze figure of Youth, represented by a young boy, feet encircled by thorns, hands upstretched to grasp a fiery cross. The figure of Youth is symbolic of self-sacrifice and devotion. His hand grasping the cross enveloped in flame suggests triumph of the spirit over bodily suffering. The thorns at his feet represent the difficulties in the path of life overcome.

Dover - War Memorial

Inscription(s)

TO THE GLORIOUS
MEMORY OF THE
PEOPLE OF DOVER
WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES FOR THEIR
COUNTRY IN THE
GREAT WARS
1914-1919 1939-1945


AND IN ALL OTHER
CONFLICTS

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.

Annotation

Unveiled 5 November 1924 by Vice-Admiral Sir Roger Keyes.

War memorial - list of names

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Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°7'40" E 1°18'33"

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