Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Swale
Town
Sheerness
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28643

Support IWM

Donate with Just Giving

Any gift we receive makes a vital contribution to our ongoing work, from conserving our collection to supporting our public programme.

Current location

St Henry and St Elizabeth Church
Broadway
Sheerness
Swale
Kent
ME12 1TS
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 92501 74936
Denomination: Roman Catholic

View location on Google Maps
Description
Polished, grey granite rectangular plaque with a pointed triangular top.
Inscription
IN/ LOVING MEMORY OF/ MAJOR JAMES T. BYFORD MCCUDDEN, V.C./ D.S.O.& BAR, M.C. & BAR, M.M.,/ CROIX DE GUERRE DE FRANCE/ AND AMERICAN MEDAL, R.A.F./ ACCIDENTALLY KILLED WHILE FLYING/ JULY 9TH 1918, AGED 23 YEARS/ ALSO/ FT. SERGT. WILLIAM MCCUDDEN, R.F.C./ ACCIDENTALLY KILLED WHILE FLYING/ AT GOSPORT/ MAY 1ST 1915, AGED 24 YEARS./ ALSO/ 2ND LT JOHN ANTHONY MCCUDDEN,/ M.C. R.F.C./ KILLED IN AERIAL COMBAT/ OVER BUSIGNY,/ MARCH 18TH 1918, AGED 20 YEARS./ ALSO/ ARTHUR SCOTT SPEARS,/ THEIR BROTHER-IN-LAW,/ KILLED BY THE EXPLOSION IN/ H.M.S."PRINCESS IRENE"/MAY 27TH 1915, AGED 29 YEARS./ R.I.P.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Mccudden, James T Byford
Mccudden, John Anthony
Mccudden, William
Spears, Arthur Scott
See details for all 4 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forenames, surname, decorations, manner of death, location of death, date of death, age, relationship
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 770 mm, width 560 mm
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST HENRY AND ST ELIZABETH
  • 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

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.

This information is made available under a Creative Commons BY-NC licence.

This means you may reuse it for non-commercial purposes only and must attribute it to us using the following statement:

© WMR-28643

For queries, please contact [email protected].