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Memorial details

Memorial type
Street
District
Shepway
Town
Folkestone
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unknown
    Date: C1924
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1587
Current location

Plaque on pillar at top of hill.
Road Of Remembrance
Folkestone
Shepway
Kent
CT20 1TH
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 22831 35754
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Road, formerly known as Slope Road, which led to Folkestone Harbour and embarkation for France. At the top of the hill is a dedicatory and explanatory plaque on a brick pillar. Rosemary, for remembrance, was planted along the road's southern length.
Inscription
"NOT ONCE OR TWICE IN OUR ROUGH ISLAND STORY/ THE PATH OF DUTY WAS THE WAY TO GLORY"/ TENNYSON./ ROAD / OF/ REMEMBRANCE/ 1914 1918/ DURING THE GREAT WAR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF/ BRITISH SOLDIERS PASSED ALONG THIS ROAD ON THEIR WAY/ TO AND FROM THE BATTLEFIELDS OF EUROPE./ "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN,/ AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"/ "ROSEMARY FOR REMEMBRANCE"
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Street / Road
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
  • Folkestone Memorial Cairn
  • 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

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