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Kimberley War Memorial, Main Street, roadside following its 2018 restoration. It again closely resembles the monument unveiled in 1921.

UKNIWM Ref - 59089

Main Street/Green Lane, Kimberley. 'The memorial is constructed of reconstituted stone in the form of a domed butter cross on a round plinth. Six columns support the inscribed cornice band and dome which is topped with a square lantern with four clock faces and a flame finial. The dome was covered with copper in 2008 altering the original design.' (War Memorials Trust Bulletin No.80, February 2019). A project in 2018 to clean and repair the memorial was supported through a large grant from the War Memorials Trust Grants Scheme supported by the First World War Memorial Programme funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. As part of the work, the dome was returned to the original stone finish. (War Memorials Trust Bulletin No. 80). The memorial, which originally cost about £1,500, was unveiled in 1921 by Sir Henry Dennis Readett Bayley, chairman of Giltbrook Leather Works and Managing Director of the Digby Colliery Company. It was dedicated by Reverend Frederic Hart BA, rector of Holy Trinity, Kimberley, whose son, Charles Crowther, was killed in 1917. The names of those who died in the Second World War have been added to one of the panels. It is apparently the only domed memorial in Britain.

Memorial location
Names on Memorial

H Alford - Henry Alford

JE Bell - John Edward Bell

TA Booth - Thomas Arthur Booth

WJ Bromwich - William James Bromwich

JE Brown - John Brownj

A Burton - Alfred Burton

G Camplin - George Camplin

S Carrier - Stanley Cecil Carrier

S Chambers - Sydney Chambers

WS Chambers - William Saxton Chambers

C Chettle - Claude Chettle

H Chettle - Harry Chettle

F Clarke - Frederick Henry Clarke

WH Clarson - William Henry Clarson

FS Clay - Frederick Shaw Clay

EA Clayton - Ernest Alfred Clayton

L Clifton - Leonard Clifton

WA Clifton - Willoughby Arthur Clifton

A Cranwell - Arthur Ernest Cranwell

E Dale - Edgar Dale

G Dewey - George Dewey

RW Elliott - Robert Elliott

TW Fletcher - Tom Walter Fletcher

JD Ginnever - James Donnelly Ginnever

H Goss - Harry Goss

S Goss - Samuel Goss

H Hallam - John Henry Hallam

S Hanson - Sydney Hanson

CC Hart - Charles Crowther Hart

E Hesketh - Edward Hesketh

E Hind - Ernest Hind

A Hudson - Alfred Hudson

T Ince - Thomas Ince

A Jackson - Albert Jackson

A Ledger - Albert Ledger

E Lilley - Ernest Lilley

PH Meads - Percy Henry Meads

B Mottram - Bernard Mottram

J Mottram - John Mottram

TW Naylor - TW Naylor

WG Oates - Wilfred Gordon Oates

A Parkes - Amos Norman Parkes

J Peake - John Peake

E Rogers - Albert Ellis Rogers

JH Rowland - Joseph Harold Rowland

JW Shaw - John Wilfred Shaw

WH Shaw - William Henry Shaw

H Smith - Herbert Samuel Smith

H Stapleton - Henry Stapleton

GW Stirland - Gordon William Stirland

H Stirland - Henry Stirland

R Surgay - Richard Surgay

FWM Taylor - Frank Williamson Taylor

HJ Thurman - Henry James Thurman

JC Towle - Jesse Colin Towle

F Tyler - Frank Edwin Tyler

E Walker - Edward Walker

T Whittaker - Thomas Whittaker

CW Wysall - Charles William Wysall

G Wysall - George Kenneth Wysall

Photos
  • Kimberley War Memorial, Main Street, roadside following its 2018 restoration. It again closely resembles the monument unveiled in 1921.
    Photo David Nunn - Kimberley War Memorial, Main Street, roadside following its 2018 restoration. It again closely resembles the monument unveiled in 1921.
  • The unveiling of Kimberley's War Memorial in 1921 by the Reverend Frederick Hart. His son Charles Crowther Hart was one of sixty Kimberley men whose names appear on the memorial. Source: Old Kimberley by David Ottewell (Stenlake Publishing)
    - The unveiling of Kimberley's War Memorial in 1921 by the Reverend Frederick Hart. His son Charles Crowther Hart was one of sixty Kimberley men whose names appear on the memorial. Source: Old Kimberley by David Ottewell (Stenlake Publishing)
  • Kimberley War Memorial, Main Street, roadside as it stood for ten years before restoration in 2018.
    Photo David Nunn - Kimberley War Memorial, Main Street, roadside as it stood for ten years before restoration in 2018.
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  • The overspill crowd during Kimberley Memorial's unveiling. A band plays and the crowd, congregating around Methodist chapel banners, are singing. Source: Old Kimberley by David Ottewell (Stenlake Publishing)
    - The overspill crowd during Kimberley Memorial's unveiling. A band plays and the crowd, congregating around Methodist chapel banners, are singing. Source: Old Kimberley by David Ottewell (Stenlake Publishing)