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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Canterbury
Town
Reculver
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
LOCAL CRAFTSMAN
Ceremony
  • Unknown
    Date: C Dec.1919
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41037
Current location

On the roadside
immediately outside the churchyard.
St Mary the Virgin Church
Reculver Lane
Hillborough
Reculver
Canterbury
Kent
CT6 6TA
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 21184 68049
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A square rough hewn granite base surmounted by square rough hewn granite block. The dedication and names for the First World War are written on the front, with a Latin cross above, and the Second World War is dedicated below.
Inscription
THIS STONE/ WAS ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS OF/ RECULVER IN MEMORY OF THE MEN/ CONNECTED WITH THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914 - 1918/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE/ FOR HIS FRIENDS/ HM NAVY (Names) HM ARMY (Names)/ 1939-1945/ ROYAL NAVY (Names) MERCHANT NAVY (Name) ROYAL AIR FORCE (Names) AIRBORNE DIVISION (Name)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bennett, A
Cooper, D. A
Fielder, H. T
Foad, F. A
Foad, G. H
Foad, W. J
Gleed, N. R
Hamlyn, W. T
Hare, G F
Harecourt, A. W
See details for all 27 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment, date of death.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment, date of death.
    Order of information: Surname.
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: depth 620 mm, height 1828.80mm, width 870 mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • RECULVER 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
History
Two WW1 names added later. Sep. 1997:letters were very worn. July 2008: letters had been recut, but memorial is supported by scaffolding. 2017. All in good order.
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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© WMR-41037

For queries, please contact memorials@iwm.org.uk.