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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
Shepway
Town
Swingfield
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR PILCHER, MR PILCHER
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13th November 1920
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Dover
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41168
Current location

St Peter's Church (redundant)
The Street
Swingfield
Shepway
Kent
CT15 7HA
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 23290 43399
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
An oak lychgate with two dedicatory white marble tablets mounted on the inside. The dedication on each is written in lead lettering.
Inscription
THIS GATE/ WAS ERECTED/ TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN/ MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918./ "LEST WE FORGET." 1914 - 1918/ (Names)/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Atkins, William
Hobbs, Richard
Palmer, Charles R
Parker, George
Parker, William E
Saunders, Walter C
Seath, Thomas W
See details for all 7 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
Components
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
History
1956: REINFORCED CONCRETE SPURS PLACED BEHIND EACH OF THE LARGE POSTS 1997: EXACT COPY OF WOODEN GATES REPLACED BY LOCAL CRAFTSMAN 2000: THE CHURCH IS NOW CLOSED AND IS AT RISK OF VANDALISM
Costs

Site: £77 0S 0D

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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