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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Tonbridge And Malling
Town
West Malling
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16290
Current location

By the roadside boundary.
St Mary's Church
High Street
West Malling
Tonbridge And Malling
Kent
ME19 6ND
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 67941 57544
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A plain cross surmounting a shaped stone plinth which is flanked by columns. The dedicatory plaques are on the roadside face of the central plinth, with steps and low metal gates to the pavement.
Inscription
THE/ NAMES OF/ WEST MALLING/ MEN WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918 ARE HERE/ RECORDED/ THEY DIED FOR RIGHT AND FREEDOM - MAY THEY REST IN PEACE// GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN/ THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE/ FOR HIS FRIENDS// (Names) AND OF THE FOLLOWING WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE 1939 -1945 WAR// (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 48
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 48
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 26
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 26
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initial.
    Order of information: Surname.
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • West Malling 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
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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