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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Tunbridge Wells
Town
High Brooms
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
SIR DAVID SALOMONS (Sponsor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28th October 1916
    Attended by: SIR DAVID SALOMONS
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16213

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Current location

St Matthew's Church
High Brooms Rd
High Brooms
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN4 9BW
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 59156 41491
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • SOUTHBOROUGH DRILL HALL
    Royal Tunbridge Wells
    Tunbridge Wells
    Kent
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Rectangular tablet with triangular pediment and regimental badge above. The names are in four columns in black lettering and the whole is supported by two corbels.
Inscription
THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE OF THE 1ST/3RD KENT FIELD COMPANY/ ROYAL ENGINEERS, WHO VOLUNTEERED TO SERVE THEIR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE WAR OF 1914/ AND LOST THEIR LIVES IN MUDROS, WHEN UPON HMS HYTHE, WHICH WAS SUNK/ IN A COLLISION WITH HMS SARNIA ON THE NIGHT OF OCTOBER 28TH 1915/ THE NAMES OF ALL WHO PERISHED IN THIS CATASTROPHE ARE INSCRIBED BELOW. Small plaque below: THE HYTHE MEMORIAL/ ON WHICH ARE INSCRIBED/ THE NAMES OF THE MANY MEN FROM/ SOUTHBOROUGH AND HIGH BROOMS/ WAS ORIGINALLY PLACED IN/ THE DRILL HALL, SPELDHURST ROAD/ AND WAS ERECTED HERE IN 1969.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Archer, Edward Charles
Arnold, Omer
Ashodown, Charles
Banks, Hugh
Barwick, John
Bedton, Percy John
Bell, James Henry
Betts, Sidney
Blackman, Edward Henry
Blacknan, James
See details for all 73 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 129
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 129
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename,decorations
    Order of information: rank
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 145cm, width 213cm
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • Local Publication/Booklet March 2000 Southborough Sappers of the Kent (fortress) Royal Engineers F. A Stevens

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