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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Maidstone
Town
Lenham
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: September 1922
    Attended by: MAG GEN SIR A LYNDEN BELL KCB
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16335
Current location
  • CROSS IS ON THE PILGRIM'S WAY ABOVE LENHAM AND THE STONE IS OUTSIDE THE CHURCH
    Lenham
    Maidstone
    Kent
    ME17 2HA
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 90582 52774
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
CHALK CROSS CUT INTO THE HILLSIDE WITH ROUGH HEWN DEDICATORY STONE PLACED OUTSIDE THE CHURCH DEDICATION AND NAMES ARE IN BLACK LETTERING ON SMOOTHED PART OF THE STONE
Inscription
SACRED / TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE WAR 1914 - 1918 / (NAMES) / ALSO OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE / WAR OF 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 42
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 42
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 14
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: surname
Listing information
Condition
History
C 1977: THE DEDICATORY STONE WHICH WAS AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS WAS MOVED TO THE NORTH ENTRANCE OF THE CHURCH. THIS WAS TO ENABLE SURVIVING RELATIVES OF THE MEN ON THE STONE TO CONTINUE TO VISIT IT AS THEY WERE GETTING TOO OLD TO CLIMB UP THE HILL. 1983: cross renovated with 40 tons of chalk.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Kent Messenger 8 Aug. 2008 '25 years ago'

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