Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Gillingham
Medway

South East England

King's Bastion
(Great Lines Heritage Park)

Chatham Naval Memorial

Charles Wheeler & William McMillan
1952

Gillingham /  Chatham Naval Memorial   Gillingham /  Chatham Naval Memorial

Description

The Memorial was originally a large obelisk of Portland Stone erected in 1920. After the Second World War the memorial was expanded. The Obelisk was given a surround designed by Sir Edward Maufe which contains 10,098 names. The surround is also made of Portland Stone, with bronze plaques. It has two pavilions; north and south which look out towards Chatham. Along the surround are four Portland Stone statues of sailors. The additional sculpture was by Charles Wheeler and William McMillan.

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Gillingham - Chatham Naval Memorial

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°23'1" E 0°31'55"

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