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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wealden
Town
Mayfield
County
East Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR OMAR RAMSDEN
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 November 1920
    Attended by: General Sir Henry Sclater, Reverend E C Pitt-Johnson
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17285
Current location

At the entrance to the Church on the High St
St Dunstan's Church
High Street
Mayfield
Wealden
East Sussex
TN20 6AQ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 58649 26998
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A Botonne cross of Portland Stone stands on an octagonal plinth of two sections. A dedication to the dead of the First World War is inscribed on a bronze plaque fixed to the upper section of the front face of the plinth, the plaque adorned with a laurel wreath. A smaller bronze plaque commemorating the Second World War dead is fixed to the lower section of the front face. Each of the other faces are inscribed with names of the dead in black lettering. Each face on the upper section of the plinth, carrying the names of the WW1 dead, is adorned with a metal laurel wreath. The faces on the lower section carry the names of the WW2 dead. The cross and plinth are placed on a base of three octagonal stone steps. the memorial is surrounded on three sides by rubblestone retaining walls.
Inscription
IN EVER-GRATEFUL/ MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF/MAYFIELD/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES FOR KING/ AND COUNTRY IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ IN THE MORNING WE/ WILL REMEMBER AND/ AT THE GOING DOWN/ OF THE SUN WE WILL/ NOT FORGET AND OF THOSE WHO/FELL IN THE WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945 Other faces of the plinth: (Names...)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Akehurst, F.c.
Akehurst, S.
Ashdown, A.
Ashdown, J. H.
Axell, F.o.
Baldock, B.
Baldock, L.j.
Bateup, E.
Bateup, H.j.
Baugh, W.g.
See details for all 123 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 88
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 88
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials, rank, regiment,
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 36
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 36
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials, rank, regiment, service
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Mayfield 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Funded by local subscription; a local resident had left a bequest which enabled a property in front of the church to be demolished and the entrance way to the church to be opened up. Further fund-raising enabled the memorial project to be completed.
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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