Shortlands War Memorial

Shortlands War Memorial

The memorial was unveiled on Sunday 9th October 1921 by Lord Harris. G.C.S.I. and the dedication was by the vicar of St. Mary`s Church the Rev. H.T. Knight, M.A. The Cross, which is 5 metres high, is based on the Celtic form, and made from Leckhampton stone. It was designed by Mr. W. Douglas Caroe, architect to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The face of the cross was intended to face Church Road as this is where the inscriptions are found. About half way down the up right are the words; LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS. The base contains the names of 64 local men who died in the First World War. It is located in Kingswood Road, Shortlands, BR2 0NJ.

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    Born 1897

    Died 1916

    British Army 3163 Private London Regiment 14th lond Battalion

    British Army 24157 Private Machine Gun Corps

    British Army 24157 Private Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

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    Born 1890

    Died 1918

    British Army SE/3706 Private Army Veterinary Corps

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery Territorial Force

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

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    Born 1896

    Died 1917

    British Army 2047 Private Essex Regiment 5th Battalion

    British Army 250306 Private Essex Regiment 5th Battalion

    British Army 250306 Private Essex Regiment 1st/5th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Albert Cecil Bidwell

    Born 1887

    Died 1917

    British Army 651781 Rifleman London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles) 2nd/21st Battalion

  • Profile picture for William Hughes

    Born 1879

    Died 1918

    British Army 761116 Private London Regiment

    British Army Temporary Second Lieutenant Bedfordshire Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Bedfordshire Regiment

  • Profile picture for Charles Bowden Doust

    Born 1887

    Died 1916

    British Army 9871 Private London Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant London Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade) 1st/5th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Arthur Henry Sissons Rolfe

    Born 1895

    Died 1916

    British Army 2123 Private London Regiment

    British Army 301326 Rifleman London Regiment 1st/5th Battalion

  • Profile picture for James Wilkie Dunlop

    Born 1890

    Died 1917

    British Army 3209 Private London Regiment

    British Army 3129 Private Officer Training Corps

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Irish Regiment

  • Profile picture for Ernest Eggleton

    Born 1890

    Died 1918

    British Army 67744 Gunner Royal Field Artillery

    British Army 67744 Corporal Royal Field Artillery "B" Battery. 155th Brigade

  • Profile picture for Edward Arthur Eves

    Born 1896

    Died 1917

    British Army 6823 Private London Regiment 3rd lond Battalion

    British Army 253305 Private London Regiment 3rd lond Battalion

  • Profile picture for Walter Charles Hill

    Born 1892

    Died 1917

    British Army 41448 Private Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Leonard Flanders Peacock

    Born 1886

    Died 1916

    British Army 10242 Private Royal Fusiliers 20th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Gerald Ferguson Peacocke

    Born 1898

    Died 1917

    British Army 202773 Private East Kent Regiment 6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Cecil Arthur Speyer

    Born 1895

    Died 1917

    British Army 833 Private Honourable Artillery Company

    British Army Second Lieutenant City of London Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) "C" Company 4th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Geoffrey Stanhope Pitt

    Born 1896

    Died 1919

    British Army 3217 Private London Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers

    British Army Captain Royal Fusiliers 26th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Stuart John Stevens

    Born 1883

    Died 1916

    British Army 5013 Rifleman London Regiment 16th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Edgar George Marfleet

    Born 1898

    Died 1917

    British Army GS/67194 Private London Regiment

    British Army 67194 Private Royal Fusiliers 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for George Henry Craker

    Born 1892

    Died 1918

    British Army 11603 Private Essex Regiment 11th Battalion

    British Army 11603 Private Hampshire Regiment 2nd/4th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Alfred Henry Royal Oakes

    Born 1879

    Died 1917

    British Army 7722 Private Royal Army Pay Corps Army Pay Office (Warley)

  • Profile picture for James Edgar Abel

    Born 1880

    Died 1917

    British Army 761375 Private London Regiment 25th lond Battalion

    British Army

    British Army Second Lieutenant Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 6th Battalion