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War Memorial #683 ~ Bermondsey

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Hidden : 04/01/2019
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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War Memorial # 683 ~ Bermondsey R

Part of the war memorial series which combines respect for those that gave their lives that we may grow old and a love of geocaching.

 

We will remember them”

 

This war memorial was erected after World War I to honour the men of Bermondsey and Rotherhithe who served and died in the conflict. It was unveiled by the Bishop of Southwark in October 1921 and replaced a temporary memorial of 1920. The architect is unknown. Further inscriptions were subsequently added to the monument. These commemorate both civilians and members of the civil defences and fire brigade who lost their lives in World War II. A part of the inscription recalls the heavy price paid by ordinary Londoners in the London Blitz, which began in September 1940 and particularly affected this docklands area.

It is listed Grade II. A permanent tribute to the sacrifice made by the communities of Bermondsey and Rotherhithe during the two world wars. It commemorates not only the armed forces but also the civilian casualties of Bermondsey during World War II. Unveiled in 1921, commemorating The Fallen of World War I, and subsequently added to following World War II.

Built in granite, the memorial comprises a tall column with a Corinthian capital set on an octagonal base, with a ball and flame detail at the top. This in turn is set on a square base 2m in height, with arched faces which bear inscriptions in lead lettering. Above is a bronze coat of arms of the former borough of Bermondsey and Rotherhithe. At the base of the column are two pairs of bronze draped flags facing north and south. The whole column rests on a square plinth, stepped at the base.

The memorial is bounded by a granite post and chain fence and stands at the centre of a paved open seated area on the eastern side of West Road.



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The series is dedicated to those who fought for their country. "We will remember them!”



If anyone would like to place a War Memorial Cache of your own then please do so. We would ask if you do so please contact Just-us-Two through their profile page or on email at

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*****PLEASE NOTE IMPORTANT *****

****PHYSICAL CACHES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE PLACED ON THE ACTUAL MEMORIAL OR WITHIN THE BOUNDARY OF SUCH MEMORIALS AT ALL TIMES TREAT LOCATIONS OF MEMORIALS WITH RESPECT. ****

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Decryption Key

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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