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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Tonbridge And Malling
Town
Hildenborough
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR H BURKE-DOWNING F S A
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5th October 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16283
Current location

On the roadside.
Tonbridge Road
Hildenborough
Tonbridge And Malling
Kent
TN11 9HH
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 56331 48867
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A two-stepped base surmounted by a plinth, shaft and cross. The Second World War names are inscribed on the sides of the top set. In the centre of the arms of the cross is a relief sculpture of Christ on the cross flanked by two angels. The whole is surrounded by a flowerbed.
Inscription
VIAM/ LIFT/ UP YOUR HEARTS/ REMEMBER THE COMRADES/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-19/ GRANT THEM O LORD ETERNAL REST/ LET LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE ON THEM/ 1939 - 45/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abel, Rjf
Austen, A W S
Bamlett, W H
Barden, B
Barden, M
Batchelor, H
Batchelor, S
Boys, J
Brown, F
Buss, H
See details for all 53 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 37
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 37
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Hildenborough 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
2007: Funding sought for repairs and maintenance to the memorial.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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