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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Swale
Town
Rodmersham
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Medway Guild (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21st November 1920
    Attended by: Commander T. W. B. Kennedy, C.M.G., Chief of Staff of the Admiral of the Nore (Sir Doveton Sturdee who was unable to attend because of ill health).)
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21st November 1920
    Attended by: The Vicar, the Hon. and Rev. A. H. T. Massey
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
48770
Current location

South wall of church
St Nicholas' Church
Church St
Rodmersham
Swale
Kent
ME9 0QD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 92600 61810
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Nowy headed, bronze plaque with gilt lettering in relief. Figure of a soldier standing to attention is carved in a niche on the left of the memorial and figure of a sailor in the same pose carved in a niche on right of memorial Shield in relief at the top of the memorial and badge at the bottom. Invicta horse appears top centre
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF/ THIS PARISH WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND/ COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Busbridge, F
Chittenden, G
Eastman, R J
Gardner, W
Hollands, H W
Johnson, J
Knight, E
Lamkin, C
Lamkin, J
Mitchell, J
See details for all 19 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, initials, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 40 mm, height 1070 mm, width 620 mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Church Council
Reference
  • East Kent Gazette - Saturday 27 November 1920 RODMERSHAM WAR MEMORIAL. IMPRESSIVE DEDICATION CEREMONY. ... The parish memorial is four feet high, is executed in solid bronze, and bears the rampant horse of Kent at the top, with the dates 1914-1919, on either side. with the motto, "Finis Coronat opus." In a panel on the right hand side is the raised figure of a soldier, carrying a full kit, and on the opposite side that of a sailor with a rifle on his shoulder. At the foot of the shield are the figures, of St. George and the Dragon. The names of the fallen heroes from the parish are in raised gilded letters. The inscription ia as follows :-

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