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Smeeth - WW1 and WW2

WM reference
1140
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 1919
  • Unveiled : November 1947
  • Rededicated : November 1947
Current location

St Mary The Virgin Church
Church Road
Smeeth
Ashford
Kent
TN25 6SA
England
OS Grid Ref.: TR 07198 39558
Denomination: Church of England

Description

Rough hewn wheel cross surmounting a tapering plinth and single base. A bronze plaque has been added to the front face of the shaft for the Second World War additions.

Inscription

Plinth: IN MEMORY AND IN HONOUR OF / (Names) / MEN OF SMEETH WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 Plaque: 1939-1945/ (Names)

Inscription legible?

No

Names on memorial

Ashdown, Frederic J
Bean, Clement G
Brabourne, Lord, Wyndham
Cooper, Percy
Dryland, Archibald W
Heathfield, William C
Hills, Albert L
Hooker, Thomas
Pestell, Alfred
Philpott, Arthur
See details for all 12 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 22
Served and returned: 0
Died: 22
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
Order of information: Undefined

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 5
Served and returned: 0
Died: 5
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,forename
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Cross
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 3500mm
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Component

Plinth
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Component

Base
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 1919
Attended by: UNKNOWN

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: November 1947
Attended by: Lord Brabourne

Ceremony

Rededicated
Date: November 1947
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

Other website http://www.fadedgenes.co.uk/SmeethMemorial.html

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection Folder 4 p46

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