Monument

Kensington War Memorial

Kensington war memorial
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 'nothing is too 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 at Kensington Barracks. Moved here when the barracks were demolished in 1972 (replaced by Lancer Square).

Site: Kensington war memorial (2 memorials)

W8, Kensington Church Street, St Mary Abbots church

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

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Kensington War Memorial

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World War 1

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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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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