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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other structure
District
Tunbridge Wells
Town
Five Oak Green
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Mr G. D. Gordon Hake A.R.I.B.A., Front panel by Mr. Aumonier
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 17 September 1925
    Attended by: Bishop of Stepney - Dr. H. Moseley.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16273
Current location

The Old Rose and Crown (Hoppers Hospital)
Five Oak Green Road
Five Oak Green
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN12 6RN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 64706 45341
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
The open space in front of the house has been turned into a brick surfaced courtyard. The entrance and two adjoining sides are roofed to give ample space for tables and benches, etc. The centre of the west wall has a fireplace with the board listing the names above. The wall by the road is half height. The entrance arch is surmounted by a square tower and cross with a dedication panel on the road side. This has a rose on the left and a crown on the right.
Inscription
(Roadside left side): THE OLD / ROSE (Roadside centre): In Happy Memory of Old Friends/ who loved hopping and who-:/ loved this place very dearly / who gave their Lives for Old/ England and for us, 1914-1918/ Lord all pitying, Jesus blest,/ Grant them Thine Eternal Rest. (Roadside right side): AND / CROWN (Above fireplace): 1914 + 1918 / BROTHERS / (12 names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Other structure
    Measurements: depth c12000mm, height c5000mm, width c10000mm
    Materials: Brick
  • Board
    Measurements: height c700mm, width c700mm
    Materials: Wood
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: depth 22mm, height 630mm, width 400mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: Lieutenant C. Saunders from Worcester College, Oxford, who came down and worked amoung the hoppers left money for them at his death in the war. The hoppers subscribed some £50 towards the costs.
Memorial: £400

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Hoppers' War Memorial - Kent & Sussex Courier - 1 September 1922 page 7.
  • Picture of Hoppers' Memorial - Kent & Sussex Courier - 25 September 1925 page 12.
  • Hoppers' Memorial Dedicated - Kent & Sussex Courier - 18 September 1925 page 14.
  • Illustrated London News v. 167 p.434 (5 Sep.1925)

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