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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Maidstone
Town
Maidstone
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
SIR EDWIN LUTYENS, MESSRS G E WALLIS AND SONS LTD
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 31 July 1921
    Attended by: MAJ.GEN. SIR EDMUND LEACH
  • Dedicated
    Date: 31 July 1921
    Attended by: Archbishop of Canterbury
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16548
Current location

Brenchley Gardens
Station Road
Maidstone
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1QN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 75889 56126
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A stone cenotaph which replicates the Whitehall cenotaph.
Inscription
THE GLORIOUS DEAD OF THE QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT/ MCMXIV MCMXIX
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
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Cenotaph
  • 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
  • The Times 5 Column D / 1 Aug 1921
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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