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Latitude: 51.3969 / 51°23'48"N
Longitude: 0.5349 / 0°32'5"E
OS Eastings: 576437
OS Northings: 169475
OS Grid: TQ764694
Mapcode National: GBR PPP.B22
Mapcode Global: VHJLV.743Z
Entry Name: Memorial to French prisoners of war approximately 25 metres south of Church of St George
Listing Date: 6 June 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1267808
English Heritage Legacy ID: 462543
Location: Medway, ME4
Electoral Ward/Division: River
Built-Up Area: Gillingham
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Gillingham St Mark
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
CENTRAL AVENUE (east side)
Memorial to French prisoners of war approximately 25 metres south of Church of St George
War memorial. 1869. Polychromatic limestone and red sandstone ashlar, granite and marble. Gothic Revival style.
Stepped base to square plinth with inscribed sides and weathered top, aedicule above has polychrome round arch with pointed arched hood, within a steep gable with iron finials on foliate capitals and marble columns, and spirelet with limestone and granite bands to a finial. Inside is a figure of a Napoleonic sailor.
HISTORY: commemorates French prisoners from the Napoleonic wars who died in prison hulks in Britain, especially those buried on St Mary's Island, part of the former Dockyard.
Part of a complete early C20 naval barracks, with the Captain's House, mess block, barracks (Pasley Rd) and ancillary buildings (qqv).
Listing NGR: TQ7643769475
This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 1 December 2016.
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