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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  • Profile picture for Edward Chaloner Lewin

    Born 1893

    Died 1918

    British Army Lieutenant Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 1st Battalion

  • Profile picture for Walter William Gordon Beatson

    Born 1897

    Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps

  • Profile picture for Arthur Beckett

    Born 1891

    Died 1916

    British Army 10548 Private Yorkshire Light Infantry

    British Army 10548 Private King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 9th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Francis Harold Lewin

    Born 1895

    Died 1917

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal West Kent Regiment

    British Army Captain Royal West Kent Regiment

    British Army Captain The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 7th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Raymond Seaton Taylor

    Born 1883

    Died 1919

    British Army 625918 Gunner Royal Field Artillery

    British Army 625918 Gunner Honourable Artillery Company

  • Profile picture for Francis Faith Hodgson

    Born 1880

    Died 1915

    British Army Captain 84th Punjabis

  • Profile picture for Hamilton  Dunbar Drysdale

    Born 1888

    Died 1915

    British Army Captain 26th Punjabis

    British Army Captain 26th Punjabis Attached to 11th Battalion Royal Scots

  • Profile picture for Leslie William Mattholie

    Born 1886

    Died 1914

    British Army 6675 Private Norfolk Regiment

  • Profile picture for George Norris Hills

    Born 1883

    Died 1918

    British Army 99326 Rifleman The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 1st/5th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Roger Stewart Montresor Beatson

    Born 1890

    Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 28953 Private Seaforth Highlanders 72nd Battalion

    British Army Lieutenant King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 6th Battalion Attached to 10th Battalion