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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wealden
Town
Willingdon
County
East Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17322
Current location

St Mary the Virgin Church
Church Street
Willingdon
Wealden
East Sussex
BN20 9HT
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 58944 02449
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Pair of stone tablets mounted one above the other. Upper, WW1 marble tablet sits in pointed, arch-shaped window-like niche with shelf like a window sill. Carved cross in relief at top flanked each side by a wreath in relief and lettering in black. Below, a stone WW2 tablet with blue and red incised inscription.
Inscription
WW1 Tablet: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND TO ENDHRINE / IN LASTING MEMORY AND HNOOUR / THE NAMES OF THOSE FROM THIS VILLAGE / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY / IN THE WAR /1914-1919 / (Names) / ALL OF THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT / (Names) / THE TRIBUTE OF THEIR RELATIONS AND FRIENDS WW2 Tablet: ROYAL NAVY (Names) / ARMY (Names) / ROYAL AIR FORCE (Names) / MERCHANT NAVY (Name) / YE WHO LIVE IN ENGLAND'S PASTURES GREEN /REMEMBER US /AND THINK OF WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN / 1939 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bailey, Amos
Baldwin, Edwin
Baldwin, William
Belcham, Dennis H
Boniface, Charles
Carter, Stanley
Cowshall, James
Dennis, Lionel
Foord, William
Freeman-thomas, The Hon. Gerard
See details for all 51 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Regiment, forename, Regiment
    Order of information: officersm then by Regiment then alphabetically by name
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 26
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 26
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Regiment, forename, unit
    Order of information: Unit, then alphabetically by name
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
  • THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN
  • Grade I
  • 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
Friday 10 May 2019: Name added to memorial - Richard Swallow R. N. A. S.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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