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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Swale
Town
Faversham
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 September 1917
    Attended by: Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27 September 1917
    Attended by: Archbishop of Canterbury
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41209

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Current location

Faversham Cemetery
Love Lane
Faversham
Swale
Kent
ME13 7BD
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 02507 60870
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A three stepped base surmounted by a tapering shaft and Celtic cross. The dedication is written on the front face of the steps with the names inscribed on the top of the kerb stones which surround the cross in a large rectangular shape.
Inscription
On the cross: SACRED TO THE/ MEMORY OF THE MEN/ WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR/ COUNTRY 2ND. APRIL 1916./ "FATHER IN THY GRACIOUS KEEPING/ LEAVE NOW THY SERVANTS SLEEPING." On the stones: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, William
Anderson, Henry
Appleton, William
Ashby, A
Baker, Edward
Bartlett, John E
Beach, Henry G
Beale, John W
Beaney, Walter John
Beer, F J
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 103
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 103
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1220MM, height 3810MM, width 1220MM
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Memorials to the victims of the 1916 Faversham Munitions Explosion
  • 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
Responsibility
Town Council

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