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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Dover
Town
Sandwich
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953), Falklands Conflict (1982)
Maker
Charles Leonard Hartwell ARA, Ernest May, Mr Henry Barlow, Mr Omar Ramsden
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1922
    Attended by: Unknown
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1531
Current location

St Peter's Church
Market Street
Sandwich
Dover
Kent
CT13 9DU
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 33053 58174
Denomination: Church of England

View location on Google Maps
Description
A red brick wall, in the form of a triptych, mounted onto a stone base with two steps. An iron relief is mounted in the centre of the wall depicting a mounted St George killing the dragon. The dedication is written on individual plaques mounted above, below and either side of the relief. Main inscription plaque includes Sandwich Town Crest.
Inscription
1914/ 1919/ TO THOSE MEN OF THIS TOWN/ WHO WENT FORTH TO FIGHT FOR/ GOD, KING AND COUNTRY/ AND CAME NOT BACK AGAIN/ (Names)/ 1939-1945/ (Names)/ KOREA 1951/ (Names)/ FALKLAND ISLANDS (Name)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Akhurst, N W
Allen, A J
Atkins, G
Bennell, R T
Berry, E G
Bishop, R
Blackman, F
Blaxland, Ep
Boyce, H G
Brett, M B
See details for all 87 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 87
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 87
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 15MM, height 190MM, width 630MM
    Materials: Bronze
  • Relief
    Measurements: depth 100MM, height 1500MM, width 860MM
    Materials: Bronze
  • Screen
    Measurements: depth 1400MM, height 3200MM, width 3500MM
    Materials: Brick
Listing information
  • SANDWICH 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
2011: Listed at Grade II
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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