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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Sevenoaks
Town
Sevenoaks
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953)
Maker
Mr Walker of Chelsea
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29 October 1920
    Attended by: Bishop of Rochester
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29 October 1920
    Attended by: Lord Sackville Lt. Col. J.D. Laurie and the Bishop of Rochester
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1487
Current location
  • Dartford Road
    Sevenoaks
    Sevenoaks
    Kent
    TN13 3SY
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 53048 55276
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Opposite the Vine Cricket Club on a grassed mound accessed by three steps a rectangular base flanked on each side by another of the same size. The central base is surmounted by plinth and bronze statue of a serviceman with inverted rifle. WW1 and 'later conflicts' inscription on the plinth incised in black lettering. WW2 inscription incised in black lettering on front of the three part base. The obelisk has bronze panels depicting scenes of life in the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force.
Inscription
WW1 Plinth "TO KEEP IN MIND THOSE FROM THIS PLACE / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1918 / (names)", Base WW2 "1939 - 1945 / (names)" / Later conflicts "THOSE WHO HAVE DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE SINCE 1945 / (names)"
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 229
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 229
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Regiment, forename, surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 115
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 115
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Regiment, forename, surname.
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Regiment, forename, surname
Listing information
  • 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
LISTED 2005
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • 'Soldier to stand the test of time' - Emma Lazenby - Sevenoaks Chronicle - 25 August 2005 pg.2

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