TQ7668 : Statue and Gate, Chatham Naval Memorial

taken 9 years ago, near to Brompton, Medway, Great Britain

Statue and Gate, Chatham Naval Memorial
Statue and Gate, Chatham Naval Memorial
One of the statues on the surround of the Chatham Naval Memorial, beside the entrance gate to the memorial.
Designed by Sir Edward Maufe.

In the background is Medway Maritime Hospital, across the Great Line Heritage Park.
Chatham Naval Memorial :: TQ7667

Chatham was a principal manning port of the Royal Navy during the First World War and thus was dedicated as the site of one of three memorials to sailors of the Royal Navy killed during the conflict but who have no grave.
The obelisk was designed by Sir Robert Lorimer in 1920 and the one at Chatham originally contained 8,515 names.
After the Second World War and its consequent loss of life, the decision was made to expand the three memorials and so the Chatham Naval Memorial was created from the 'Chatham Obelisk' and was given a surround designed by Sir Edward Maufe which contains 10,098 additional names from the later conflict.

The Grade II listed memorial[2] is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

The memorial featured prominently in the novel Last Orders by British author Graham Swift, as did the Medway Towns . The novel was adapted into a film and directed by Australasian director Fred Schepisi and starred inter alia Sir Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone and Helen Mirren. The memorial featured in a number of scenes.

Great Lines Heritage Park, Chatham

The Great Lines is over 70 hectares of open space at the heart of Medway. Between Gillingham and Chatham.
The huge expanse of the Great Lines was in its own right a layer of defence to protect Chatham Dockyard from attack.
At its centre is the Chatham Naval War Memorial.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 November, 2012   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 14 November, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier  Park and Public Gardens  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7632 6801 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.0249N 0:31.9468E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7631 6801
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