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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), VC or GC Recipients
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41304
Current location

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

OS Grid Ref: TQ 66169 52166
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Rectangular brass memorial plaque; lettering is extensive and incised. The panel is decorated with two insignias- the first, on the upper left hand side is of the 5th Dragoon Guards; a galloping horse sent into a roundel, surrounding by the words ‘VESTIGIA NULLA RETRORSUM’- ‘No retreat’. A crown tops this orb. On the upper right hand side is a version of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers which has a motto underneath it, though this is unreadable from the photograph. The plaque is otherwise undecorated.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/ JOHN NORWOOD/ CAPTAIN 5TH DRAGOON GUARDS VC/ WHO FELL AT THE BATTLE OF THE MARNE 8TH SEPTEMBER 1914/ AGED 38 YEARS, AND/ JOHN NORTON NORWOOD/ SECOND LIEUTENANT 4TH ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS/ (ATTACHED 2ND) WHO DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN THE BATTLE/ OF THE SOMME 22ND JULY 1916 AGED 24 YEARS./ KINSMEN WHO CONSTITUTED THE SIXTH GENERATION (MALE)/ OF THE YEOMAN FAMILY OF NORWOOD, SOMETIME OF/ STILSTEAD IN THIS PARISH./ "NOTHING IS HERE FOR TEARS, NOTHING TO WAIL."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Norwood, John
Norwood, John Notrton
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, rank, regiment, date of death, place of death, place of birth, manner of death, age at death, relationships, additional, decorations.
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, rank, regiment, date of death, place of death, place of birth, manner of death, age at death, relationships, additional, decorations.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 460MM, width 700MM
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
CHURCHES CONSERVATION TRUST

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