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Sevenoaks. WW1, WW2 and later conflicts

WM reference
1487
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Dedicated : 29 October 1920
  • Unveiled : 29 October 1920
Current location

Dartford Road
Sevenoaks
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 3SY
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 53048 55276
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Opposite the Vine Cricket Club on a grassed mound accessed by three steps a rectangular base flanked on each side by another of the same size. The central base is surmounted by plinth and bronze statue of a serviceman with inverted rifle. WW1 and 'later conflicts' inscription on the plinth incised in black lettering. WW2 inscription incised in black lettering on front of the three part base. The obelisk has bronze panels depicting scenes of life in the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force.

Inscription

WW1 Plinth "TO KEEP IN MIND THOSE FROM THIS PLACE / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1918 / (names)", Base WW2 "1939 - 1945 / (names)" / Later conflicts "THOSE WHO HAVE DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE SINCE 1945 / (names)"

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Accleton, E J
Akhurst, G W
Aldridge, C F
Aldridge, H A
Allen, T A
Allen, T R
Alston, H D
Ames, E
Archer, D W M
Argyle, S E
See details for all 341 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 229
Served and returned: 0
Died: 229
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname, regiment, decorations.
Order of information: Regiment, forename, surname.

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 115
Served and returned: 0
Died: 115
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname, regiment.
Order of information: Regiment, forename, surname.

Subject/Period

Korean War (1950-1953)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname, forename
Order of information: Regiment, forename, surname

Component

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

Component

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

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 29 October 1920
Attended by: Bishop of Rochester

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 29 October 1920
Attended by: Lord Sackville Lt. Col. J.D. Laurie and the Bishop of Rochester

History

LISTED 2005

Costs

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

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

SAME DESIGN AT CHESHAM, IRONBRIDGE, HESTON, DARTFORD AND HEATH TOWN.

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

Reference

'Soldier to stand the test of time' - Emma Lazenby - Sevenoaks Chronicle - 25 August 2005 pg.2

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