Chatham Naval Memorial

After the First World War the Admiralty decided that each of the three manning ports in Great Britain – Portsmouth, Plymouth and Chatham – should have an identical memorial in the form of an obelisk which would also serve as a landmark for shipping. The memorials were designed by Sir Robert Lorimer.

The Chatham memorial is in Great Lines overlooking the town and bears the names of 8,500 sailors who have no grave but the sea. It was unveiled in 1924 by the Prince of Wales. After the Second World war a curtain wall was added with plaques commemorating a further 10,000 men.

Lewisham Residents on this memorial include:

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