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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Hertsmere
Town
Aldenham
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19377
Current location

St John the Baptist Church
Church La
Aldenham
Hertsmere
Hertfordshire
WD2 8BE
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 13983 98462
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Grey marble wall-mounted tablet with incised inscription and with a broken pediment bearing a bronze and gilded Royal Flying Corps Wings and gilded Motto. On a pitched green marble backboard
Inscription
PER ARDUA AD ASTRA / PRAISING GOD FOR THE DEAR MEMORY OF / PETER FRANCIS KENT / 2ND LIEUTENANT ROYAL FLYING CORPS / YOUNGER SON OF ERNEST AND LILY KENT / WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY IN A / GALLANT AIR FIGHT FLYING OVER THE ENEMY / LINES IN FRANCE ON FEBRUARY 6TH 1918. BORN AT / ALDENHAM COTTAGE IN THIS PARISH SEPTEMBER / 14TH 1898. BURIED AT LECLUSE (PAS DE CALAIS) FRANCE / "AMONG THOSE NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN - / FOR ALL TIME A PART OF THE GLORY OF ENGLAND"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Kent, Peter Francis
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank,year died,regiment,forename,place of birth,place of burial,manner of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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