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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wealden
Town
Wadhurst
County
East Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
A Burslem & Son, SIR HERBERT BAKER RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 08th May 1921
    Attended by: LT COL G L COURTHOPE MC, MP
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17235
Current location

NEXT TO THE FIRE STATION
IN MEMORIAL GARDENS
B2099
Wadhurst
Wealden
East Sussex
TN5 6BX
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 63637 32082
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
WHEEL CROSS OF STONE WITH CELTIC-STYLE RELIEF. CROSS SURMOUNTS OCTAGONAL COLUMN. COLUMN STANDS ON STONE OCTAGONAL PLINTH WHICH BEARS NAMES AND INSCIPTION IN RELIEF. WHOLE STANDS ON THREE-STEPPED OCTAGONAL STONE BASE IN PAVED AREA. Dedication stone added in 2014.
Inscription
Banner: LET THOSE / THAT COME / AFTER / SEE TO IT / THAT THEY / BE NOT / FORGOTTEN / Upper plinth: 1914 // IN GRATEFUL MEMORY / OF THE HUNDRED & / FOURTEEN MEN OF / WADHURST WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES IN THE / GREAT WAR // 1919/ (names) Lower plinth: 1939 // AND OF THOSE WHO / FELL IN THE SECOND / WORLD WAR// 1945/ (names) Stone: WADHURST'S WAR MEMORIAL WAS / ORIGINALLY CONSTRUCTED AND / DEDICATED IN 1921 IN THIS CENTENARY / YEAR OF THE DECLARATION OF WAR IN / 1914 THIS STONE IS DEDICATED TO / THE MEMORY OF ALL FROM WADHURST / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES INCLUDING / THOSE WHOSE NAMES ARE NOT / OTHERWUSE RECORDED HERE /
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, A H
Adams, F
Allen, G
Anscombe, A E
Anscombe, E G
Austen, H J
Avis, F G L
Baker, B
Baker, E P
Baker, E S
See details for all 116 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 116
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 116
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: initial, surname,rank
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 33
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 33
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: initials, surname. rank
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height C 3500MM, width C 1500MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Wadhurst War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
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  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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