Rochester, copyright Historic England ref DP217045
Rochester War Memorial, Kent. Unveiled 1922. Newly listed at Grade II. This Portland stone memorial stands between Rochester Cathedral and the High Street. It remembers the sacrifice made by members of the local community who lost their lives in the First World War. The principal inscription reads: LEST WE FORGET 1914-1918 - a phrase from Rudyard Kipling’s 1897 poem ‘Recessional.’ A number of recurrent Baker memorial themes are represented here - a cross with an octagonal shaft, a reversed sword and Crusader warship in low relief, and an octagonal plinth with steps.