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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Sevenoaks
Town
Knockholt
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
48749
Current location

St Katherine's Church
Main Road
Knockholt
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN14 7LS
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 46789 58925
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A white stone tablet with plain pediment supported by bas relief carved pillars. The inscription is on the lower half of the tablet.
Inscription
IN PROUD MEMORY OF 2nd LIEUTENANT/ A JOHN LANGLEY SMITHERS/ 11th HUSSARS KILLED IN ACTION IN LYBYA/ NOV 25th 1941 AGED 20 YEARS/ NOV 25th 1944 AGED 20 YEARS/ THERE IS SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN/ FIELD THAT IS FOR EVER ENGLAND.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, rank, regiment, date of death, age at death.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 90MM, height 955MM, width 793MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • BROMLEY WAR MEMORIALS VOLUME FIVE by RASON, PAUL 218 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:LONDON BOROUGH OF BROMLEY NOV 1999 BROMLEY

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