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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Tonbridge And Malling
Town
East Peckham
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41302
Current location

St Michael's Church
Old Church Rd
East Peckham
Tonbridge And Malling
Kent
TN12 5NG
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 66162 52159
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Small, pink, marble rectangular Memorial Plaque. The plaque has a thin, undecorated border. The plaque itself is constructed of greatly varying pink marble; from a very faint whitish pink on the right hand side to a salmon pink streaked with red on the left hand side. Decorated with the insignia of the Royal West Kent Regiment, the Horse of Kent. This is topped by a gilded crown, which itself is topped by a gilded lion wearing a subsequent gilded crown. The lettering is capitalised in a slim, black type-face.
Inscription
IN THANKFUL/ MEMORY OF/ FRANCIS HART DYKE/ 2ND LIEUT. ROYAL/ WEST KENT REGIMENT/ WHO LAID DOWN HIS/ LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY/ NEAR YPRES IN FLANDERS/ 27 SEPTEMBER 1917/ IN THE TWENTIETH YEAR/ OF HIS AGE/ ELDEST SON OF/ COLONEL E HART DYKE/ OF LEAVERS IN THIS PARISH
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Dyke, Francis Hart
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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,place of death,forename,place of birth,age of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: height 630MM, width 460MM
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
CHURCHES CONSERVATION TRUST

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