Chatham Naval Memorial :: Shared Description

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.

by David Anstiss
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TQ7667 : Southern Pavilion, Chatham Naval Memorial by David Anstiss
TQ7668 : Northern Pavilion, Chatham Naval Memorial by David Anstiss
TQ7667 : Nightview of the Great Lines War Memorial by David Anstiss
TQ7668 : The Naval War Memorial, Chatham by David Anstiss
TQ7667 : One of the statues on the surround of the Chatham Naval Memorial by David Anstiss
TQ7668 : Statue, Chatham Naval Memorial by David Anstiss
TQ7668 : Statue and Gate, Chatham Naval Memorial by David Anstiss


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Created: Wed, 14 Nov 2012, Updated: Wed, 14 Nov 2012

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