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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Tunbridge Wells
Town
Royal Tunbridge Wells
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 February 1923
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 February 1923
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1540
Current location

Infront of Town Hall.
Roadside
Mount Pleasant
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 1JN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 58477 39522
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Low wall with taller central section and wings at each end. Central section is surmounted by a figure of a bareheaded soldier holding rifle with bayonet at the ready. Plaques listing the names are set into the front face of the wall. Lamps placed at each end of the wings with laurel garlands carved below them.
Inscription
OUR GLORIOUS DEAD / 1914-1918 / HONOUR GRATITUDE / PRAISE / 1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adie, C
Akehurst, C F J
Akehurst, K. A.
Akehurst, W H
Allen, A E
Allen, E
Anderson, R
Andrews, P
Andrews, W S
Anscombe, E
See details for all 972 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 801
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 801
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 171
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 171
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Tunbridge Wells 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Western Front Association Bulletin by Western Front Association Oct. 2000 p.25 Includes photo of unveiling.
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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