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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Thanet
Town
Ramsgate
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7th October 1920
    Attended by: Mrs Randall Davidson (Wife of Archbishop of Canterbury)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1548
Current location

St George's Church
Church Hill
Ramsgate
Thanet
Kent
CT11 8RA
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 38149 65188
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A botonne cross with a Celtic disc, cross carved in relief on main face. There is a sword of sacrifice in relief on column below cross. Set upon a stone base with carved inscription, upon an octagonal five stepped base. A sailing ship and St George slaying the dragon is carved above the base on the 12 and 6 o'clock faces respectively.
Inscription
'I IF I BE LIFTED UP FROM THE EARTH, WILL DRAW ALL MEN INTO ME' 12 o'clock face: IN MANUS /TUAS/DOMINE// TO THE MEN OF/ RAMSGATE WHO/ DIED GLORIOUSLY/ IN THE GREAT/ WAR 1914 - 1919/ TRUE LOVE BY LIFE/ TRUE LOVE BY DEATH IS TRIED/ LIVE THOU FOR ENGLAND/ WE FOR ENGLAND DIED/ IN REMEMBRANCE OF/ THE RAMSGATE MEN AND WOMEN/ IN THE SERVICES/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ 1939 - 1945/ IN REMEMBRANCE OF/ ALL WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/ IN RAMSGATE/ THROUGH ENEMY ACTION/ 1939 - 1945/
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 4500mm, height 4500mm, width 4500mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • War memorial at St George's Church, Ramsgate
  • 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
  • Percy Simmonds Photograph Collection
  • The Times, News in Brief, Thursday July 19 1917
  • The Times, News in Brief, Monday June 4 1917
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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