Chatham Cenotaph

In October 2016, the municipality of Chatham-Kent retained Memorial Restorations to undertake a deep cleaning and restoration of the Chatham Cenotaph. The monument was built in 1923 to honour community members who were lost in WWI, with additional names added following WWII, and the Korean conflict.

Because the monument sits in the middle of the town square, over the years it had become covered by car exhaust and environmental soiling.

Cleaning the statue of the WWI soldier atop the granite foundation required use of a 40-foot boom lift to allow us to hand-wash and wax the metal. We then used a low-pressure wash to deep clean the granite base, and repointed broken areas with lime mortar.