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Memorial details

Memorial type
Trophy / Relic
District
Dartford
Town
Dartford
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Lost
WM Reference
16370
Previous locations
  • DARTFORD PARK
    Dartford
    Dartford
    Kent
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 554 736
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
77MM GERMAN FIELD GUN CAPTURED BY THE ROYAL WEST KENTS AT SAILLY SAILLISEL
Inscription
Plaque attached to the gun: PRESENTED/ TO/ THE TOWN OF DARTFORD/ BY/ THE GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA/ IN GRATEFUL APPRECIATION OF THE KINDNESS AND/ HOSPITALITY EXTENDED TO AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS/ AT THE 3rd AUSTRALIAN HOSPITAL BY/ THE CITIZENS OF DARTFORD./ 1915 - 1919.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gun
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
History
Melted down for scrap during the Second World War.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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