Monday, February 12, 2018

Philatelic Photograph: War Memorial - Basseterre, St. Kitts

War Memorial
Basseterre, St. Kitts


N 17° 17.539 W 062° 43.942


Short Description: 

The War Memorial is located in the Irishtown section at the end of Bay Road in the west end of Basseterre, St. Kitts.

Long Description:

The original War Memorial was dedicated in 1926 to honor the men from Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla who died in World War I. In 1955, it was moved and replaced by the present obelisk and surroundings an a plaque honoring the men who died during World War II was added.


The bronze plaque on the front of the obelisk is inscribed:


ST. CHRISTOPHER-NEVIS
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN 
MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THIS 
PRESIDENCY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES 
IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914 - 1918

JOSEPH CEPHAS
JAMES DANIEL
ARTHUR DICKENSON
DONALD EDWARDS, M.C.
H.D. EDWARDS, D.S.C.
JOHN FOREMAN
EDMUND GORDON
HYWELL HERBERT JONES
JAMES L.E.R. LAKE
JOSEPH LEWIS
JOSEPH A. McKOY
EDWARD MILLS
HERBERT MITCHELL
DONALD PATRICE
EDWARD HOPE ROSS
HORACE VEIRA
IVOR WAKEFIELD
WILLIAM C. WATTLEY RICHARD T. WHITE
ROBERT L. WOOLWARD


The bronze plaque on the back of the obelisk is inscribed:

ST. CHRISTOPHER-NEVIS
AND ANGUILLA
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN 
MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THIS 
PRESIDENCY WHO GAVE THEIR 
LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR 
1939 - 1945

J.E. ALVES D.F.M.
PETER BERKLEY 
SYDNEY DELISLE
A.E. FARARA
G.G.H. FARARA D.F.C. D.E.M.
BASILE VEIRA D.F.C.



The stamp was issued by St. Kitts on August 19, 1992 as part of a set of four stamps depicting sights around St. Kitts.

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