Monument to the soldiers and civilians who laboured on the Burma Railway.
Mornington Crescent, Camden, London
The prisoners, both military and civilian, who built the notorious Bridge over the River Kwai went largely unrecognised, despite the Oscar winning movie of the same name. That was until Councillor Roger Robinson, together with Camden New Journal’s Editor Eric Gordon, campaigned and raised funds to build a monument at Mornington Crescent. Roger had been an Intelligence Officer during the war and had lost a family member in the Far East. Chris Roche was proud to be associated with this honourable task, and in the design of the monument transcribed recycled railway tracks in the form of a cross to symbolise no more war. The engraving incorporates an illustration by the British Artist Ronald Searle – himself a prisoner who kept a pictorial diary of the atrocities experienced.
Sponsored by The Camden New Journal & Councillor Roger Robinson