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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Sevenoaks
Town
Swanley
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Louis Frederick Roslyn RBS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1 March 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Rededicated
    Date: 26 October 1980
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1 March 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1149
Current location

St Mary the Virgin Church
St Mary's Road
Swanley
Sevenoaks
Kent
BR8 7AG
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 51217 68744
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • Swanley Cross
    Junction of Swanley Lane with London Road
    Swanley
    Sevenoaks
    Kent
    BR8 7YZ
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 51520 68550
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
A sculpted figure of 'The Spirit of Sacrifice', a draped, winged, female figure standing on a globe. She holds a laurel wreath in her right hand and a downward pointing sword, grasped by the blade, in her out-stretched left hand. The statue surmounts an obelisk which rises from a square plinth with a two step square base. A bronze wreath is mounted on the obelisk between the plaques with the inscriptions.
Inscription
Obelisk, East face: TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL/ MEMORY OF THE/ MEN OF/ SWANLEY/ WHO/ LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918./ Obelisk, east face, plaque: AMONG THE NAMES RECORDED HERE IS THAT/ OF STAFF PAYMASTER JOSEPH T. GEDGE. THE FIRST/ BRITISH OFFICER TO FALL IN THE GREAT WAR./ KILLED ON H.M.S. AMPHION AUGUST . 6 . 1914. Obelisk, east face, plaque: IN THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF SWANLEY PARISH / WHO DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE / WORLD WAR II 1939-1945 Obelisk, North and South faces: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alexander, F
Austin, E W
Austin, T H
Barrell, J W
Bates, J A
Bates, W G A
Bennett, A W
Booker, E
Bowles, A
Braund, C P
See details for all 104 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 110
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 110
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 28
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 28
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • SWANLEY 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
History
Grade II listed 5 Nov. 2007
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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