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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Thanet
Town
Birchington
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28th March 1920
    Attended by: Lord Harris
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1547
Current location

On the roadside
outside the churchyard.
All Saints Church
Birchington Square
Birchington
Thanet
Kent
CT7 9AF
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 30241 69039
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Latin stone cross, with a Tudor Rose on and the badge of Prince Wales one on each side of the cross. The cross is mounted on a base with four panels, upon three broad surrounding steps of different sizes. Next to cross is two stone plaques fixed to the wall for the Second World War (WMR Ref: 28652).
Inscription
Front face: THE POPULATION OF BIRCHINGTON/ AND ACOL/ AUGUST 1914 WAS 2522/ 474 MEN JOINED H.M. FORCES OF/ WHOM 69 GAVE THEIR LIVES/ THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE/ HAIL! AND FAREWELL/ ALL HONOUR GIVE/ TO THOSE WHO NOBLY/ STRIVING NOBLY FELL/ THAT WE MIGHT LIVE/ OXENHAM/ WELL DONE FOR THEM/ AND FAIR ISLE, WELL/ FOR THEE/ WHILE THAT THY BOSOM/ BEARETH SONS LIKE THOSE/ THE LITTLE GEM/ SET IN THE SILVER SEA/ SHALL NEVER FEAR HER FOES/ ARNOLD Other faces: (Names) Left Tablet: 1939-1945/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HALLOWED MEMORY/ OF THE MEN FROM BIRCHINGTON AND ACOL/ WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ (Names) Right Tablet: (Names)/ THESE TABLETS WERE ERECTED BY/ THE MAYOR ALDERMEN AND BURGESSES/ OF THE BOROUGH OF MARGATE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allfree, G S
Amos, P J
Ball, G
Beerling, W
Blackford, G
Bowling, A
Bowling, V M
Brenchley, H W
Castle, W H
Chapman, G
See details for all 68 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 70
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 70
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Rank, initial, surname, regiment.
    Order of information: Rank, surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 33
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, initial, surname, unit.
    Order of information: Rank.
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1800mm, height 3600mm, width 260mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Birchington and Acol War Memorial and memorial enclosure
  • 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

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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