Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Ashford
Town
Tenterden
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26 September 1920
    Attended by: The Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports The Right Hon. Earl Beauchamp, K.G., K.C.M.G., P.C. and The Lord Bishop of Croydon The Right Rev. H.H. Pereira, D.D.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1185

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Current location

On nave north wall
St Mildred's Church
Church Road
Tenterden
Ashford
Kent
TN30 6AS
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 88370 33370
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A rectangular board with five vertical panels with WW1 names. The board is topped with a triangular pediment which features decorative carvings. A botonee cross carved in gold is depicted in the central panel and the lettering is carved in gold. Five lower panels have WW2 names.
Inscription
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS/ (Names)/ 1914 18 FOR GOD FOR KING AND FOR COUNTRY 1939 45/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Amies, Thomas W
Austen, W.
Avery, Richard
Babington, Humfrey T
Ballard, Ernest F
Beach, Frank
Beale, Albert E
Bennett, A. K.
Bingham, W. H.
Bishop, Albert E
See details for all 83 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 52
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 52
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname.
    Order of information: Rank.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 29
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 29
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname.
    Order of information: Regiment.
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Title, initials, surname.
    Order of information: Surname.
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
  • PARISH CHURCH OF ST MILDRED
  • Grade I
  • 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
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Order of Service Tenterden Church. - Sunday, September 26th, 1920.
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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