Great War Centenary

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National Memorials

TQ3079 : The Cenotaph, Whitehall, London SW1 by Christine Matthews NT2573 : Scottish National War Memorial by N Chadwick ST1877 : Wales National War Memorial, Alexandra Gardens by David Dixon SC2781 : The Manx National War Memorial, St John's by David Dixon TQ2879 : New Zealand War Memorial, near Hyde Park, London by Anthony O'Neil

National Memorial Arboretum

SK1814 : The National War Memorial by Brian Chadwick SK1814 : The Royal Airforce Association Remembrance Garden by Graham Hogg SK1814 : The Naval Service Memorial (2) by Graham Hogg SK1814 : Gallipoli Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum by David Dixon SK1814 : National Memorial Arboretum - Shot at Dawn Memorial by Mike Searle

Naval Memorials

TQ7668 : Chatham Naval Memorial (3) by Danny P Robinson SX4753 : Portsmouth Naval Memorial by N Chadwick SX4753 : Plymouth Naval Memorial by N Chadwick
Identical Portland Stone memorials were unveiled in 1924 at the three main Royal Navy ports.

TQ7569 : Aboukir, Hogue & Cressy memorial - Chatham Historic Dockyard - September 2017 by The Carlisle Kid H.M Ships Aboukir, Hogue & Cressy memorial - Chatham Historic Dockyard. All three Chatham Division cruisers were sunk on 24 September 1914 with loss of 1459 men.

TQ3470 : Crystal Palace Park by Glyn Baker TQ3470 : RNVR Memorial by Glyn Baker RNVR memorial, Crystal Palace. 125000 officers and men trained at the training depot, HMS Victory VI, during the Great War.

TR3745 : Dover Patrol Monument (War Memorial), St Margaret's at Cliffe by G Laird The Dover Patrol operated in the Southern North Sea, Straits of Dover and Eastern English Channel. There are matching monuments in Calais and New York.

Regimental and Battalion Memorials

Sherwood Foresters
SK3455 : Crich Memorial Tower by David Beresford SK3455 : Crich Stand by Stephen McKay SK3455 : Crich Stand by Paul Brooker SK3455 : Crich Stand, New Year's Day 1999 by Des Blenkinsopp Crich Stand

4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
NY9364 : Northumberland Fusiliers - World War One Memorial Arch, Hexham by David Dixon Hexham

15th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Pals)
SE1580 : The Leeds Pals Memorial on Breary Banks by david johnston Breary Banks

Cameronian Highlanders
NS5666 : War memorial in Kelvingrove by Elliott Simpson Kelvingrove Park

5th Battalion Gordon Highlanders(Buchan and Formartin)
NK1246 : Gordon Highlander memorial plaque, Errol Street, Peterhead. by Bill Harrison Peterhead

East Yorkshire Waggoners
SE9264 : Waggoners Memorial, Sledmere by Jonathan Thacker Sledmere

8th London Howitzer Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
TQ4477 : Plumstead Common War Memorial by Marathon Plumstead Common, London

Camel Corps
TQ3080 : Camel Corps Statue by Colin Smith London

Royal Artillery
TQ2879 : Hyde Park Corner, The Artillery Corps Memorial by David Dixon London

Divisional Memorials

SU8651 : British Army, 2nd Division WWI Memorial by N Chadwick 2nd Division
SU8651 : British Army, 8th Division WWI Memorial by N Chadwick 8th Division
SP4173 : Monument to the 29th Division, 1921 – a view from the west by Robin Stott 29th Division
NO1123 : War Memorial by Lis Burke NM8530 : 51st Highland Division Memorial - Oban by The Carlisle Kid 51st Highland Division
TQ2980 : Household Division War Memorial by Len Williams Guards Division
TQ2880 : Cavalry Memorial, Hyde Park by David Dixon Cavalry

War Memorials

TL7174 : Mildenhall War Memorial by Adrian S Pye
Article recording the memorials in Suffolk parishes

TL8194 : Ickburgh War Memorial (detail) by Adrian S Pye
Recording the memorials in 740 Norfolk parishes.

Carnforth, Lancashire
SD4970 : Carnforth war memorial by Rose and Trev Clough
Unusually the memorial also remembers the substantial number of servicemen who died from their injuries in the post-war period 1918-24.

Great Gable
NY2110 : War Memorial on Great Gable 1976 by Jim Barton NY2110 : Great Gable - Summit Plaque by Stephen Horncastle NY2110 : Memorial Plaque by Michael Graham NY2110 : Great Gable, Remembrance Sunday 2011 by Karl and Ali
Memorial to the members of the Fell & Rock Climbing Club fallen in the European War. The surrounding fells were purchased as an everlasting memorial.

Indian Memorials
TQ3104 : South Gate, Royal Pavilion by Simon Carey TQ3104 : South Gate, Royal Pavilion grounds, Brighton by Robin Webster South Gate, Brighton Pavilion
TQ3011 : The Chattri memorial by Brian Slater TQ3011 : Chattri war Memorial by Paul Gillett TQ3011 : The Chattri War Memorial on the Downs above Brighton. by Simon Carey TQ3011 : The Chattri by Brian Slater The Chattri, Brighton
TQ0159 : Woking - Peace Memorial Garden by Colin Smith TQ0159 : Woking - Peace Memorial Garden by Colin Smith TQ0159 : Woking - Peace Memorial Garden by Colin Smith Peace Memorial Garden, Woking


SJ8398 : To Our Italian Comrades by David Dixon TQ2961 : War memorial, Promenade de Verdun by Robin Webster TQ2489 : La Délivrance by Martin Addison TQ2282 : Kensal Green: St Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery: The Belgian War Memorial by Nigel Cox

Street Memorials

TL1406 : World War 1 Street Memorial, Pageant Road by Ian Capper TL1406 : World War 1 Street Memorial, Sopwell Lane by Ian CapperSt Albans, Hertfordshire Link
TA0727 : Eton Street Shrine by Ian S Hull

Chalk Crosses

TQ5261 : The War Memorial at Shoreham, Kent by Brian Chadwick TQ5161 : Above the Shoreham Memorial Cross by Marathon TQ5262 : View to Shoreham Memorial Cross by David Anstiss Shoreham, Kent
TQ9052 : Chalk Cross War Memorial on Downs above Lenham by Penny Mayes Lenham, Kent

Battlefield Crosses

Some temporary wooden grave markers were returned to families after the Great War and can be found in local churches and museums. The 'Returned from the Front' project has a searchable database LinkExternal link .

SU1429 : Battlefield Crosses in the Cloisters by John M TG0811 : Battlefield cross of Stanley Turner 1895 - 1917 by Adrian S Pye SU5574 : Major F W L Gull by Bill Nicholls TF8804 : "Flanders Cross" for Corporal Frederick Cater. by William McLaughlin SU5498 : Battlefield cross by Bill Nicholls TM3780 : Battlefield cross inside St Peter's church, Spexhall by Helen Steed ST8641 : Inside SS Peter & Paul, Longbridge Deverill (14) by Basher Eyre SY6380 : Holy Trinity, Fleet: battlefield cross by Basher Eyre TL6857 : Old Wooden Cross by Keith Evans TM4276 : WW1 wooden grave marker by Helen Steed SU3981 : St Mary, Fawley: battlefield cross by Basher Eyre SC3876 : Cross from a Manx soldiers battlefield grave by Richard Hoare SD8010 : Grave Marker of John Lynn VC, DCM by David Dixon TM4886 : G. F. Farmiloe battlefield cross by Helen Steed

This German example from 1914 in Oxfordshire marked the grave of one of the Old Contemptibles who died at Le Cateau in the one of the first engagements on the Western Front.

SU3687 : Cross, St Mary’s Church, Childrey by Brian Robert Marshall

Animals in War

TQ2780 : Animals In War Memorial - Park Lane by Peter Whatley TQ2780 : Animals in War by Stephen McKay Animals in War, London
SJ9718 : Freda's Grave by Michael Marsh SJ9718 : Freda's Grave by Bill Boaden Freda's Grave, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire
TM2749 : A Memorial to the horses who also served in World War One by Adrian S Pye Woodbridge, Suffolk
NY2566 : In Memory of Animals in War, Eastriggs by Billy McCrorie Eastriggs, Dumfries and Galloway

Drinking Troughs

SZ5983 : Lake Memorial to War Horses (and Dogs) by David Dixon Sandown, Isle of Wight
SE2324 : Horse Trough Memorial - Healey Lane by Betty Longbottom Batley, Yorkshire
SK4395 : Horse War Memorial by Christopher Thomas Rawmarsh, Yorkshire


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