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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
Rochester Upon Medway
Town
Luton
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Luff of Fair Row, Chatham (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: C 12th November 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Opened
    Date: C 12th November 1920
    Attended by: MAYOR OF CHATHAM
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
48645
Current location

The plaques have been relocated inside the church
Christ Church
Luton Road
Luton
Rochester Upon Medway
Kent
ME4 5BT
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 77357 66656
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A wooden lychgate with two dedicatory bronze plaques mounted on the inside. One plaque has a Royal Navy anchor badge at top left and a 'white horse of Kent' badge at top right. This plaque contains the names of parishioners who died in the Royal Navy and the names of parishioners who died in the Army with surnames beginning A-C. The other plaque has a lion at top left and what appears to be a phoenix at top right. This plaque contains the names of the rest of the parishioners who died in the Army, i.e. those with surnames beginning D-W. At top centre of each plaque is the figure, inside an arch, of an angel holding a scroll. On each side of this is a smaller arch. Inside the left hand smaller arch on each plaque is the year '1914' and inside the right hand smaller arch is the year '1919'.
Inscription
1914/ 1919/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ IN MEMORY OF PARISHIONERS WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Atkinson, P A
Austin, E J
Baker, P T A
Bance, H F
Banfield, G
Bastian, W H
Bates, H R
Bates, R J
Bathurst, A
Beaney, J T
See details for all 163 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 163
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 163
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, surname
    Order of information: Surname within service, i.e. 'Royal Navy' and 'Army'
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Gate
    Measurements: depth c.244cm, height c.275cm, width c.213cm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
History
The old church was demolished in c.1984 and rebuilt, the lychgate was moved to the new site of the church. Location information for this move is unknown. It is noted that the plaques have now been relocated within the church.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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