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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Maidstone
Town
Otham
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25th October 1919
    Attended by: FM Sir John French (Later Earl of Ypres) KP GCB OM GCVO KCMG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1526

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Current location

Village green.
Otham Street
Otham
Maidstone
Kent
ME15 8RT
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 79828 53652
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Botonne cross set on a shaft, octagonal plinth and steps. The whole is set on a concrete base with low encircling wall.
Inscription
WEST SIDE: A D / 1914-1919 / IN PROUD REMEMBRANCE / OF THE MEN OF OTHAM / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE CAUSE OF TRUTH, / JUSTICE AND FREEDOM / THIS GREEN WAS GIVEN / AND THIS CROSS ERECTED. NORTH SIDE: (NAMES). EAST SIDE:A D / 1939-1945 / I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE / REV II 10 / (NAMES). SOUTH SIDE: I H C/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allard, Henry Hemsley
Betts, John Percy
Brown, Leonard Mandrall
Chesson, Roderick Charles
Crowther, Alan, Ross
Goodwin, Arthur Wallace
Grigsby, Walter Thomas
Pentecost, Frank
Pentecost, Frederick
Sears, George Thomas
See details for all 15 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,forename
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,forename
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 2300MM, height 2800MM, width 2300MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
STONE BASE, MADE FROM STONE FROM HOOKERS QUARRY, NOW DOWDSWOOD ESTATE, WAS CONSTRUCTED 1946-1949. ARCHITECT: A.W. WARLAND. July 2010 cleaning planned
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
PARISH COUNCIL

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