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Memorial details

Memorial type
Battlefield cross or marker
District
Shepway
Town
Hythe
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41347

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Current location

West end of the south wall
St Leonard's Church
Oak Walk
Hythe
Shepway
Kent
CT21 5DN
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 16150 34910
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Battlefield cross with missing shaft. Black letters on unpainted wood. Fitted into a T-shaped case that has an attached brass plaque.
Inscription
On cross:- GREATER / LOVE / HATH NO MAN / THAN THIS // 2ND LT R. A. HILDYARD/ 1ST KINGS OWN BATT / KILLED IN ACTION // On accompanying brass plaque:- THE REMAINS OF THE CROSS / ORIGINALLY ERECTED OVER THE GRAVE OF / 2ND LIEUT. R.A. HILDYARD / AT MARICOURT / WHICH TWICE FELL INTO THE HANDS OF THE GERMANS / BEFORE BEING FINALLY RETAKEN BY THE BRITISH.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Hilyard, R A
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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, initials, surname, battalion, manner of death
    Order of information: No date of death on either cross or plaque.
Components
  • Battlefield Cross or Marker
    Measurements: height 330mm, width 530mm
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 50mm, width 250mm
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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