THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

War Memorial at Dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

South Eastern and Chatham Railway Memorial

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the memorial, by Simon Chambers

Let those that come after see that their names be not forgotten


This 18 feet high memorial is in the former Marine Station, now the Cruise Terminal, Dover. It was sculpted by W C H King, founded by Mario Manenti of Fulham, and unveiled on 28th October 1922 by the Chairman of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway Managing Committee, R H Cosmo-Bonsor.  There is a further memorial to the staff of the Railway at Victoria Station, London.
figures on the memorial, by Simon Chambers plaque: figure of Victory, flanked by soldier and sailor, behind her a bugler sounded the last post, by Simon Chambers bugler from the memorial, by Simon Chambers
A board (above) describes the bronze figures on the memorial, while the plaque at the front of the base of the memorial itself reads:

TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF
THE 556 MEN OF THE SOUTH EASTERN AND CHATHAM RAILWAY
WHO FOUGHT AND DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
AND TO THE 626 MEN OF THE
SOUTHERN RAILWAY
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE 1939-1945 WAR

example of names plaque, by Simon Chambers

The men's names are engraved on the Portland Stone wall behind the memorial, facing the bugler. 


THE CASUALTIES

World War I only
Outdoor Locomotive Locomotive Carriage and Wagon Department Coaching Department

Goods Department

Engineers Department Marine Department General Offices Other Departments


The Memorial may still be visited, even though it is now enclosed in the new Cruise Terminal at the Western Docks. However, thanks to Customs regulations and Cruise Ship schedules, arrangements do have to be made beforehand. The number to ring is 01304 240400, and try extension 5525. They are very friendly and helpful!

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