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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Tonbridge And Malling
Town
Shipbourne
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 April 1920
    Attended by: RELATIVES/FRIENDS OF THE FALLEN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 3 April 1920
    Attended by: Bishop of Rochester
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1802
Current location

Within the churchyard adjacent to the lych gate.
St Giles' Church
Stumble Hill
Shipbourne
Tonbridge And Malling
Kent
TN11 9PF
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 59157 52244
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Celtic cross set on a tapering shaft, square plinth, and one step. A Sword of Sacrifice is carved on the front face of the shaft and the lettering engraved on the sides of the plinth.
Inscription
TO THE PRAISE OF GOD/ THE GIVER OF VICTORY/ AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF/ ALL THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR/ THE FREEDOM OF THE NATIONS/ IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ ESPECIALLY THOSE OF THIS PARISH/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Booth, F G
Butler, W
Cazalet, Edward
Cousans, G N
Dicks, John
Dicks, P
Heskett, C
Heskett, F
Howard, W
Ivano, Violino
See details for all 16 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 15
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 15
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Surname
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 5100mm
    Materials: Stone - Forest Of Dean
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
March 1993: described by surveyor as 'certainly not at risk', although undated sketch notes slight vandalism on the shaft. 2 Nov. 2010 name of LCpl I Violino was added to memorial. ('This is Kent' 5 Nov. 2010).
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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