Cheltenham's War Memorial

World War 1 war memorial in light stone

The town's main memorial is located outside the Municipal Offices on the Promenade, with the Long Gardens on either side. There are other memorials across the borough within the parish council wards and in churches.

For further information on memorials in and around Cheltenham you can visit this useful local website.

To commemorate the centenary of the First World War, the war memorial will be undergoing several stages of restoration. You can read more about the restoration and WW1 commemoration project on our Cheltenham Remembers WW1 website.

Phase One, July-September 2014

New drainage system installed under the memorial

Repaving in York Stone

Installation of LED uplights

Cleaning of obelisk and balustrades

Emergency repairs to balustrades

Phase Two, to be completed 2018

Restoration and replacements of black lanterns

Repairs to the balustrades

Re-engraving of all of the names on the memorial

Victoria Cross plaques

As part of a commemorative project run by the Department for Communities and Local Government, Cheltenham will receive three plaques which will be installed at the war memorial to commemorate three local recipients of the Victoria Cross: Captain Anketell Moutray Read, Captain Arthur Forbes Kilby (both to be unveiled around 25 September 2015) and Lt Colonel Richard Annesley West (around 2 September 2018).