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Memorial details

Memorial type
Trophy / Relic
District
Ashford
Town
Ashford
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Presented
    Date: 1 August 1919
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1989
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43725
Current location

St Georges Square
Ashford
Ashford
Kent
TN23 1JL
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 00860 42918
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
WW1 Mark IV female tank number 245 covered by a canopy.
Inscription
(Unknown)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Relic
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
  • TANK SITUATED IN CENTRE OF NEW STREET
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
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  • Historic England
Condition
History
1929 Engine, gearbox and fittings were removed and sold for scrap and the tank was converted into an electricity sub-station, which it remained until 1968. 1978 repainted by REME. In 1988 the canopy was added and missing armaments were replaced by replicas made in REME workshops.1989 plaque commemorating restoration unveiled.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Ashford Borough Council
Reference

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