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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Rother
Town
Bexhill
County
East Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
ALDERMAN G H GRAY (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 02nd November 1919
    Attended by: VERY REV W T HUGHES
  • Dedicated
    Date: 02nd November 1919
    Attended by: Bishop William Keatinge (RC) CMG
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17158
Current location

Roadside at the junction with Magdalene Road
St Mary Magdalene Church
Sea Road
Bexhill
Rother
East Sussex
TN40 1RH
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 74543 07593
Denomination: Roman Catholic

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Description
A ROOFED STRUCTURE BUILT INTO THE BOUNDARY WALL OF THE CHURCH. WITHIN IT IS A CRICUFIX IN THE CENTRE FLANKED BY THE NAME PLAQUES. DEDICATORY PLAQUES ARE IN THE LEFT AND RIGHT HAND WALLS. THE CRUCIFIX STANDS ON A ALTAR-LIKE STRUCTURE WITH INSCRIPTION CARVED INTO THE FRONT FACE IN THE APEX OF THE ROOF IS A CARVED RELIEF OF A PELICAN FEEDING HER YOUNG
Inscription
PLAQUES TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT OF THE CRUCIFIX: (NAMES) LEFT WALL PLAQUE: BENEATH THE ARMS OF / THEIR SAVIOUR / ARE THE NAMES OF SOME / WHO LAID DOWN THEIR / LIVES FOR THEIR FRIENDS RIGHT HAND WALL PLAQUE:ETERNAL REST GIVE TO / THEM O LORD, AND LET LIGHT / PERPETUAL SHINE UPON THEM, / MAY THEY REST IN PEACE. AMEN. BASE OF CRUCIFIX: GRETARE LOVE THAN THIS NO / MAN HATH, THAT A MAN LAY / DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS STONE PLINTH: ERECTED / IN / THANKSGIVING FOR PEACE AND / IN PIOUS MEMORY OF / THE FALLEN / 1914 R. I. P. 1919
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, Albert
Allen, Wm H
Aslett, Albert G
Baker, George
Banks, Albert A
Bidwell, Leonard John
Bielmair, Frans
Bignell, C G
Bignell, F W
Blackford, C A
See details for all 102 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 102
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 102
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Crucifix
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public

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