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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Tonbridge And Malling
Town
Wateringbury
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS STRANGE & SONS, Mr H French
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 23 September 2001
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
48785
Current location

IN THE CHURCH VESTRY West wall
St John the Baptist Church
Tonbridge Rd
Wateringbury
Tonbridge And Malling
Kent
ME18 5PN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 68530 53670
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • In the tower
    Springfield Library

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
  • County Museum Store
    West Malling
    Maidstone
    Kent
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Kent Education Committe Schools' Archive
    Maidstone
    Maidstone
    Kent
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Barn belonged to a former chair of school governors
    Local Barn
    Wateringbury
    Tonbridge And Malling
    Kent
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 680 530
    Denomination: Undefined
  • WATERINGBURY SCHOOL
    Red Hill
    Wateringbury
    Tonbridge And Malling
    Kent
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 680 530
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
OAK BOARD WITH NAMES OF THOSE WHO DIED ON A BRASS PLAQUE PLACED IN THE CENTRE PANEL AND NAMES OF THOSE WHO SERVED INSCRIBED IN GILDED LETTERING ON THE WOOD ON TWO PANELS EITHER SIDE.
Inscription
Main board: WATERINGBURY SCHOOL WAR MEMORIAL/ ROLL OF HONOUR/ (Names) WW2 BOARDS left and right hand sides: 1939 (Names)1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Acott, George
Acott, John
Acott, William
Adams, Albert
Adams, Fred
Adams, Levi
Adams, Percy
Adams, William A
Allen, Albert
Andrews, Harry
See details for all 247 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 247
    Served and returned: 211
    Died: 36
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: depth 230MM, height 1500MM, width 2030MM
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
History
c 2008: WW2 boards re-attached 2000: As part of Millenium events the Wateringbury Players were putting on a play about Wateringbury's history. They managed to track down the location of the memorial but it was found in a very poor condition. Some of the letters had become illegible so these were regilded and the board was polished. The repairs were paid for by the Wateringbury Players, the School and Rochester Diocesan School Trust. c 1956: Removed from inside the school so a ceiling could be lowered and placed outside the school protected by a glass case. The memorial was later vandalised and the gold lettering was affected by weathering.
Costs

Comments: Board cost £12 6s 6d, names of those who served painted at a cost of £9 0s 0d and brass plaque with the names of those who died done at a cost of £33 15s 0d. A sale of work was organised in October 1920 to pay the outstanding £20 balance of the cost.
Memorial: £55 1s 6d

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
1957: Standing committee formed to attend to care of the memorial
Reference
  • Council or Committee Minutes July 1917; 02 November 1917; 12 Januaru 1920; 20 October 1920; 25 April 1956; 03 May 1956; 04 June 1956; 24 October 1956; 20 February 1957; 12 March 1957 School Governors Committee Minute Books
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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