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Boughton Under Blean

WM reference
16250
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 11th December 1921
  • Dedicated : 11th December 1921
  • Unveiled : 27th February 1949
  • Rededicated : 27th February 1949
Current location

THE STREET. SET INTO A CURVED RECESS
ST BARNABAS CHURCH
A2
Boughton Under Blean
Swale
Kent
ME13 9BG
England
OS Grid Ref.: TR 06051 59330
Denomination: Church of England

Description

ROUGH-HEWN GRANITE CROSS SURMOUNTS GRANITE PLINTH AND BASE. INSCRIPTION IN BLACK LETTERING ON PLINTH. STONE CURVED WALL BEHIND CROSS. FIVE GRANITE TABLETS SET IN WALL BEAR NAMES OF FALLEN.

Inscription

INSCRIPTION ON BASE OF CROSS: TO/ THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH /WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WARS/ 1914-1918 - 1939-1945./ "LEST WE FORGET" TABLETS ON WALL BEHIND CROSS: 1914-1918/ (NAMES)/ 1939-1945/ (NAMES)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Blackford, George
Bramble, Herbert
Branchett, Alfred P
Curling, Edward T
Dennett, George H
Downs, Robert W
Ellender, Richard S
Eve, Frederick
Foster, Ernest P
Foster, William T
See details for all 41 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 41
Served and returned: 0
Died: 41
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,forename
Order of information: surname,forename

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 11
Served and returned: 0
Died: 11
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,forename
Order of information: surname

Component

Cross
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth 1500mm, height 3600mm, width 1500mm
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Component

Wall
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 11th December 1921
Attended by: LT COL PHILIP NEAME VC DSO MC

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 11th December 1921
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 27th February 1949
Attended by: RELATIVES/FRIENDS OF THE FALLEN

Ceremony

Rededicated
Date: 27th February 1949
Attended by: RELATIVES/FRIENDS OF THE FALLEN

History

ONE FIRST WORLD WAR NAME WAS ADDED IN 1992. MEMORIAL WAS REPOINTED IN 1990. TWO ORNAMENTAL PILLARS ALSO REMOVED IN 1990. ORIGINAL MEMORIAL WAS ALTERED IN 1946 TO ACCOMODATE NAMES OF THE FALLEN OF WW2.

Costs

Site: FREE
Memorial: £350
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

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

Responsibility of

BOUGHTON UNDER BLEAN PARISH COUNCIL

Reference

Kent Fallen Website http://www.kentfallen.com/PDF%20REPORTS/BOUGHTON.pdf

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