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St Mary Church - Cross

WM reference
16290
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Current location

By the roadside boundary.
St Mary
High Street
West Malling
Tonbridge And Malling
Kent
ME19 6ND
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 67941 57544
Denomination: Church of England

Description

PLAIN CROSS SURMOUNTING A SHAPED STONE PLINTH WHICH IS FLANKED BY COLUMNS. DEDICATORY PLAQUES ARE ON THE ROADSIDE FACE OF THE CENTRAL PLINTH. WITH STEPS AND LOW METAL GATES TO THE PAVEMENT.

Inscription

Upper plaque: THE / NAMES OF / WEST MALLING / MEN WHO GAVE THEIR / LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1918 ARE HERE / RECORDED / THEY DIED FOR RIGHT AND FREEDOM - MAY THEY REST IN PEACE // GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN / THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE / FOR HIS FRIENDS // (Names) Lower plaque: AND OF THE FOLLOWING WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE 1939 -1945 WAR // (Names)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 48
Served and returned: 0
Died: 48
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname, initials
Order of information: Surname

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 26
Served and returned: 0
Died: 26
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname, initial
Order of information: Surname

Component

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

Component

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

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

PHOTOS ONLY

Reference

War Memorials Trust Bulletin No.60 (Feb. 2014) p.13 Published:War Memorials Trust London Colour photo of schoolchildren looking at the memorial.

Reference

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

Reference

Listing Reference http://services.historicengland.org.uk/webfiles/GetFiles.aspx?av=080B54AA-43C3-4397-B99D-C8D44A8771C3&cn=218E4ADE-E0ED-4DFD-9031-399B456452C0

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