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Kensington War Memorial Kensington war memorial

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Monument: Kensington War Memorial

Erection date: 1/7/1922

Inscription

{On the banner above the draped figure:}
Awake remembrance of the valiant dead. {Henry V: 1.2.115–16}

{Below the former Metropolitan Borough of Kensington coat of arms:}
Quid Nobis Ardui {Latin approximately translates as 'what is hard for us'}

{On left of plinth:}
XXIInd Kensington Service Battalion The Royal Fusiliers City of London Regiment battle record Vimy Ridge Delville Wood & Guillemont The Somme 1916 Beaumont Hamel & Serre The Ancre Grevillers Miraumont Oppy Wood Bourlon Wood Cambrai.

{On front of plinth:}
In memory of the men of Kensington and those men serving in Kensington battalions who gave their lives for king and country in the Great War 1914-1918.
1939-1945.

{On right of plinth}
XIIIth Princess Louise's Kensington Battalion the London Regiment battle record 13th Bn Neuve Chapelle Auvers Ridge The Somme 1916 The Scarpe Langemarck The Somme 1918 Albert 2/13th Vimy Ridge Salonika Beersheba Jerusalem Jericho.

The monument was designed by Hubert C. Corlette and the figure sculpted by Frederick W. Pomeroy. Unveiled by Princess Louise.

Site: Kensington war memorial (2 memorials)

W8, Kensington Church Street, St Mary Abbots church

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Kensington War Memorial

Information Subjects commemorated

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World War 1

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World War 2

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Kensington War Memorial

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Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll

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Major Hubert C. Corlette

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F. W. Pomeroy

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William Shakespeare

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George Dorrell VC

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