Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Rochester Upon Medway
Town
Cliffe
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
J. H. Durrant of Rochester (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 February 1920
    Attended by: Maj. Gen. H.F. Thuillior
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16570

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Current location

St Helen's Church
Church Street
Cliffe
Rochester Upon Medway
Kent
ME3 7QE
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 73587 76628
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Granite stone Iona cross on grass base. Names engraved on stone plaques.
Inscription
Front face-TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF THE BRAVE MEN/ OF THIS PARISH WHO LAID DOWN THEIR/ LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE/ VICTORIOUS STRUGGLE AGAINST THE/ ENEMIES OF MANKIND,/ AUGUST 4TH 1914 - JUNE 28TH 1919/ (Names A to Growns ) Side Face 1- [names Grubb-L] Side Face 2- [names M-W- Rear Face- 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, William
Archer, Arnold
Ashby, Walter
Austin, Ernest G
Ayears, Horace E
Ayers, Aubrey
Baines, Bert
Barlow, Reginald A
Batchelor, Bert
Burton, George H
See details for all 71 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 47
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 47
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
Listing information
  • Cliffe 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
In 2013 War Memorials Trust offered a grant of £200 towards conservation of the war memorial. This included cleaning using water, non-metallic bristle brushes and a pH neutral soap . The lettering was then re-painted using a black enamel paint and finally SmartWater solution was applied to the lead lettering
Costs

Memorial: £255

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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