The Bromhead Memorial

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Reference WMO229969

Address:

Richmond Cemetery

Grove Road

Richmond

TW10 5BJ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other structure/building
Materials:
  • Stone Limestone
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Other
About the memorial: From Historic England (see link): 'Memorial in the form of a triptych set on a shaped stone base of three shallow steps which encompasses the whole memorial and between shaped buttress walls which extend to the front of the monument. The panels are set between stone piers with moulded cushion capitals, above which are a pair of parallel rows of timber lintels which extend beyond the piers at either end. The central panel has a scrolled head flanking a central finial in the form of a lighted torch and is inscribed: THIS MONUMENT IS / ERECTED IN MEMORY / OF THOSE PATIENTS / WHO HAVE DIED IN THE / STAR AND GARTER HOME / FOR DISABLED SAILORS / SOLDIERS AND AIRMEN / WHO ARE NOT OTHERWISE / COMMEMORATED AND / WHOSE NAMES ARE / INSCRIBED HEREON / AND IN THE BOOK AT THE HOME This rear wall of the memorial commemorates 205 ex-servicemen. Each panel is inscribed with a roll of honour set out in chronological sequence from 1928 to 1958, beginning with the left hand panel. The names continue on the reverse of the memorial, spanning the years 1970-1977. Set forward from the rear wall and perpendicular to it, is a lower spine wall with chamfered piers at the angles, and an oversailing chamfered parapet. It is inscribed on both faces, each commemorating 51 ex-servicemen, covering the years 1961-66 to the left and 1966-70 to the right. To the front is a seated, sentinel lion. The riser of the step to the front of the memorial is inscribed: Given by Lt Col AC Bromhead CBE JP / Chairman of the House Committee of Governors 1915-1956. To the front of the memorial, commemorative slabs to AC Bromhead and his wife are inscribed: In most loving memory of the same / Lt Col Alfred Claude Bromhead CBE JP / Who died 5th March 1963 aged 86 / at Petersham / Beloved husband and father / His ashes lie here / His life and devotion to family / Was an example and inspiration to many / and / In loving memory of his wife / Margaret Eileen Bromhead / A former matron and governor / Of the Star and Garter Home / Who died 18th October 1978 / Aged 72 '
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