Chatham Naval Memorial

Chatham Naval Memorial, Gillingham

Chatham Naval Memorial
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The Memorial overlooks the town of Chatham and is approached by a steep path from the Town Hall Gardens. Chatham Naval Memorial commemorates 8,517 sailors of the First World War and 10,098 of the Second World War.
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hacker90
Chatham, UK177 contributions
Very moving well worth visiting.
Sep 2020
My 1st cousin is up there who died on HMS Dasher lovely place to go and show my respect as there wasn't any formal grave for all those men.
Written September 3, 2020
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Callum T
Gillingham, UK47 contributions
Was great fell that it needs to be open more frequently to get 5 stars.
Jan 2020 • Solo
It an good place have only went in their once to pay respect to my great grandfather family on the wall. But it is hardly open to tourism and I fell like It needs to be more open . As it an tourists attraction that often get forgotten about and only remember on 11th of November or bon fire night .
Written August 27, 2020
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bsandrs
Portsmouth, UK23,073 contributions
Remembering Those That Gave Their Lives
Jan 2020
Living in Portsmouth, the memorial on the sea front is a local landmark and from time to time we have attended events to remember those that gave their lives in two World Wars. There are two further memorials at Plymouth and Chatham, the three together forming the original main Naval bases. Whilst we had visited the memorial on the Hoe at Plymouth, the Chatham structure on the hilltop had only been a distant view. Therefore it was good to visit whilst in the area and spend some quiet time considering the significance of the memorial and reading some of the inscriptions. It is not easy to reach, but a winding and signposted car route does exist, and the views over the surrounding area add to the experience.
Written January 12, 2020
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PHE22
London, UK3,925 contributions
Forgotten
Sep 2019 • Friends
A well preserved monument on the top of hill overlooking the naval dockyard. Pity that not many visit people visit. I would have thought there would been some visitors from naval heritage. Very solemn reminder of the sacrifices made by our maritime heroes.
Written September 26, 2019
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PHE22
London, UK3,925 contributions
Quite
Jun 2019 • Couples
A very solemn memorial at a high point overlooking Kent. Very sad to see nobody there on the 75th Anniversary of D Day. Also was disappointed by the sign saying it had to be closed at some times due to vandalism. As one of only three navel memorials there should have been something today.
Written June 6, 2019
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simply-peregrinating
Waddington, UK2,754 contributions
Striking memorial
May 2019 • Couples
A well kept memorial on elevated ground above Chatham with several footpaths leading up to it from Chatham, Gillingham and Brompton. The memorial remembers those lost at sea in the two wars. A tall central obelisk is surrounded by a curved wall inscribed with names and a small notice board gives information.
Written May 24, 2019
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Rob T
Gillingham, UK8 contributions
Better than ever!
Dec 2018 • Solo
The war memorial has been upgraded over the years and looked after. It is tidy and is very peaceful for those who wish to visit and pay their respects to the fallen. The memorial can be found on the Great Lines Heritage Fields at the top of the lines bearing down on Chatham.
Written December 11, 2018
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mikeregan1947
Gillingham, UK10 contributions
November Visit
Nov 2018 • Solo
The memorial and grounds are always kept in perfect condition, very peaceful place to sit and think. Emotional place for me as my uncles name is on one of the plaques. Well worth a visit around this time of year.
Written November 6, 2018
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Bez-Mark-Mayes
Gillingham, UK23 contributions
A never ending list
Sep 2018 • Couples
Quite an emotional place to see the list upon list of names of boys and men who lost their lives during various battles at sea
Written October 7, 2018
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David C
Gillingham, UK10 contributions
Tribute to those who died for their country
Sep 2018 • Solo
A really nice memorial, if you are in the area this is a must place to visit. The site is found on the Great Lines and is a bit of a walk to get to but please don’t let that put you off. You can get to site form Chatham but there is a very steep hill to climb so probably better parking near Medway Park Sports Centre and walking from there.
Written September 16, 2018
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