The Green,Westerham,Sevenoaks,Kent,TN16 1AS,England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 447 540
Statue of a figure with a raised sword set on a square plinth with bulbous lower half. All is set on a square base with surrounding paved area.
MAJ GEN (?)/JAMES WOLFE/ BORN AT/ WESTERHAM/JANUARY 2/ 1727/ died at the battle of/ QUEBEC/ The 15th September/ 1759 (Line spacing and sentence case uncertain)
Subject / Period
Seven Years' War (1756-1763)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,year died,place of death,forename,place of birth
Order of information: Unknown
Date: 2 January 1911
Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EARL ROBERTS VC KG KP GCB OM GCSI GCIE
Date: 2 January 1911
Attended by: Bishop of Chichester,Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Site: Unknown or N/A
Trust fund / scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A
Unknown or N/A
Photos from internet and newspaper. The statue was unveiled on Gen Wolfe's birthday.
Kent by Mee, Arthur A. Mee. (1936) pp 470-471.
Geograph http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2029137 and 2007498
Buildings of England series by Various West Kent and the Weald (1980) p596 '...the "clou" of the town. Lead on a bulgy stone base. Wolfe, in a cocked hat, awkwardly brandishes his sword. Something slicker would not have fitted so well.'
The Times 6 Jan. 1910 p.12. W Birnie Rhind, ARA, had submitted a model of the proposed statue.
The Times 11 Mar. 1910 p.11;13 Sep. 1910 p.7;31 Dec. 2010 p13; 3 Jan. 1911 p.6;5 May 1911 p.5
Illustrated London News 7 Jan. 1911 p.3 Photograph of unveiling ceremony
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