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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Shepway
Town
Folkestone
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Mr Ferdinand Victor Blundstone RBS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2 December 1922
    Attended by: Earl of Radnor
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 December 1922
    Attended by: Canoon Tindall
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1616
Current location

Roadside roundabout.
The Leas
Folkestone
Shepway
Kent
CT20 1TH
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 22803 35755
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Motherhood figure on rectangular base. Right hand holds victory laurel, left holds cross attached to shaft with union jack at half mast. The figure symbolizes brotherhood and reverence and looks over the Channel towards the battlefields of France and Flanders. At the base of the figure is a bronze panel on which a moving mass of men is suggested in silhouette, and represents the continual flow of men who passed the spot during the war.
Inscription
TO OUR GLORIOUS DEAD/ MAY THESE/ DEEDS BE/ HELD IN/ REVERENCE THANKS BE TO GOD WHO GIVETH US THE VICTORY/ IN EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE BRAVE MEN FROM FOLKESTONE,/ AND THE MANY THOUSANDS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE EMPIRE WHO PASSED THIS SPOT ON THEIR WAY/ TO FIGHT IN THE GREAT WAR (1914-1918) FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS AND FREEDOM, AND ESPECIALLY THOSE/ OF THIS TOWN WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE, AND WHOSE NAMES ARE HERE RECORDED,/ THIS MEMORIAL IS HUMBLY DEDICATED
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
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • FOLKESTONE 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
June 2010: Listed Grade II* 2010: An additional bronze plaque is to be cast so the name of an individual can be added. It will have space for 19 more names to be added.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Up to March 2010: Shepway District CouncilFrom April 2010: Folkestone Town Council
Reference
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK p.98 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • The Times 17 Mar.1919 p.15 col.c; 4 Dec. 1922 p.9 VAd Sir Roger Keyes was unable to return from Lausanne to perform yhe unveiling.
  • Other website stepshort.gofolkestone.org.uk/war-memorial.html

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