VISIT

Situated in the town of Chatham in Kent is the Chatham Naval Memorial. Public access is limited to the hours of 08:30 to 17:00. Should for any reason the Memorial be closed during the stated hours, contact the Guard Room at Brompton Barracks on 01634 822442.

Location

From the Brompton Barracks Chatham - At the traffic signals turn right onto Globe Lane - A231 (signposted 'Historic Dockyards'). Keep in left hand lane then turn left onto Dock Road (signposted Gillingham). At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Wood Street - A231 (signposted Gillingham). Turn Right on Mansion Row (The memorial is signposted from here), then 1st left on Sally Port Gardens and finally 1st right on King's Bastion. Follow road through the housing estate, the car park to the memorial is at the end of this road. The Memorial overlooks the town of Chatham and is approached by a steep path from the Town Hall Gardens. A copy of the Memorial Register is kept in the Naval Chapel of Brompton Garrison Church and may be consulted there. The keys to the church are held at the Gate House, which is always manned. Copies of the Memorial Register may also be consulted at: Chatham Library - Tel: 01634 337799 Medway Archives & Local Studies Centre - Tel: 01634 332714.

Visiting Information

A Visitor Information Panel has been installed to provide information about the war casualties commemorated here. This is one of many panels being erected to help raise awareness of First and Second World War casualties in the UK.

Visitor Facilities

  • Car Park

    There is parking at the memorial.


Events

Events

CWGC sites around the world host an array of events from open days and exhibitions to commemoration and rededication services throughout the year. 

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