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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Maidstone
Town
Bearsted
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16266
Current location

Holy Cross Church
Church Lane
Bearsted
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 4EE
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 80115 55527
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
STONE CROSS SURMOUNTS FOUR-STEPPED OCTAGONAL STONE BASE. INSCRIPTION AND NAMES CARVED INTO STEPPED BASE.
Inscription
IN/ THANKFUL/ REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE/ CROSS OF CHRIST/ AND OF THE MEN/ OF BEARSTED/ WHO LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES FOR THE BRETHREN/ 1914-1918/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SERVICES AND CIVILIANS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES 1939-1945.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL NORTH WEST OF CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS
  • 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
  • Local Publication/Booklet 2005 Dutifulness and Endurance, Bearsted and Thurnham 1914-1918, 1939-1945 K. Kersey ISBN 978-1-904661-04-1
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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