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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Ashford
Town
Smeeth
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
F J RUSSELL
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1919
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Rededicated
    Date: November 1947
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: November 1947
    Attended by: Lord Brabourne
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1140
Current location

St Mary the Virgin Church
Church Road
Smeeth
Ashford
Kent
TN25 6SA
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 07198 39558
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Rough hewn wheel cross surmounting a tapering plinth and single base. A bronze plaque has been added to the front face of the shaft for the Second World War additions.
Inscription
IN MEMORY AND IN HONOUR OF/ (Names)/ MEN OF SMEETH WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Ashdown, Frederic J
Bean, Clement G
Brabourne, Lord, Wyndham
Cooper, Percy
Dryland, Archibald W
Heathfield, William C
Hills, Albert L
Hooker, Thomas
Pestell, Alfred
Philpott, Arthur
See details for all 12 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 22
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 22
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment.
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 3500mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Smeeth War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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