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Sheldwich Memorial Cross

WM reference
16210
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Current location

ST JAMES CHURCH
Sheldwich
Swale
Kent
ME13 0PA
England
OS Grid Ref.: TR 01222 56842
Denomination: Church of England

Description

STONE CELTIC CROSS MOUNTED ON PLINTH. PLINTH SURMOUNTS TWO-STEPPED BASE. INSCRIPTION ON PLINTH.

Inscription

TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN GRATITUDE TO OUR BROTHERS WHO / LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY / IN THE GREAT WAR 1914/ IN DEFENCE OF THE SACRED CAUSE OF LIBERTY / CIVILISATION AND RIGHTEOUSNESS / WHICH THEY SO GLORIOUSLY UPHELD / THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS / THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS / 1914 (NAMES)/ 1915/ (NAMES)/ 1916/ (NAMES)/ 1917/ (NAMES)/ 1918/ (NAMES)/ ALSO IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ OUR BRITHERS WHO FELL IN/ THE WORLD WAR 1939 1945/ (NAMES)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Amos, C B
Bessant, F
Bullen, W A
Carey, H
Carey, F
Coombes, C
Everden, G
Fryer, J S
Fryer, J W
Fuller, B
See details for all 24 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 24
Served and returned: Undefined
Died: 24
Exact count: yes
Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death
Order of information: year died

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 6
Served and returned: Undefined
Died: 6
Exact count: yes
Information shown: rank,year died,regiment
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Cross
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth 180 CM, height 360 CM, width 180 CM
Materials: Concrete
Listed?: No

History

SOME OF THE LETTERS HAVE FALLEN OFF THE BASE AND THEREFORE THE CONDITION COULD BECOME AT RISK. FOWM HAS BEEN INFORMED.

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

Reference

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

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