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:
Below these are plaques with names and inscriptions are bronze.
- St George; coat of arms of the City of Canterbury.
- The Army - soldier (very weathered); coat of arms of the Diocese of Canterbury.
- The Air Foce - pilot (very weathered); coat of arms of Edward the Black Prince.
- The Navy - sailor; coat of arms of the county of Kent.
Below the figures:
DEDICATED TO THE HONOURED
MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF CANTERBURY WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919
of the 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
"true love by life
true love by death is tried;
live thou for england
we for england died"
field-marshall the earl haig
the archbisshop of canterbury
october 10th 1921
wright hunt, mayor
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
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)
- Benjamin Clemens (1875 - 1952),
Sources & Information
Location N 51°16'44" E 1°4'52"
Item Code: gbse064; Photograph: 12 August 2015
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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