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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Altar or altar part
District
Wealden
Town
Stone Cross
County
East Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 12 June 1923
    Attended by: Bishop of Lewes performed the dedication of the memorial
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
58756
Current location

St Luke's Church
Rattle Road
Stone Cross
Wealden
East Sussex
BN24 5EG
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 61560 04480
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • St Michael and All Angels' Church
    Hankham Cross
    Hankham (near Westham)
    Wealden
    East Sussex
    BN24 5AR
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Church of England
Description
Wooden altar with four square carved panels in the centre and two linen-fold panels each side. Between these are two columns of inset-carved names, of the men from Hankham who died in World War 1 . Above the panels is the dedication; below them are the dates 1914 1918. (The altar was originally installed in 1923 at St Michael and All Angels' Church in Hankham, which was a Chapel of ease of St Mary's Church in Westham. After St Luke's Church opened in Stone Cross in January 1925, St Michael's Church in Hankham closed, and the altar was taken to St Luke's, which at that time was likewise a Chapel of ease of St Mary's Church).
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE OF/ (Names)/ 1914 1918
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barber, Alfred
Barnes, George
Bourne, Percy
Breach, Albert
Burton, George
Campbell, Alexander
Cheal, Edward
Elphick, George
Foord, Thomas
Funnell, Ernest
See details for all 20 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Listed alphabetically by surname, in two columns
Components
  • Altar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
History
2006: Altar was moved from the sacristy to the main body of St Luke's Church. / c1925: the altar was transferred to St Luke's Church in Stone Cross from St Michael's in Hankham. / June 1923: the altar was erected in St Michael and All Angels' Church in Hankham, as a memorial to that hamlet's WW1 casualties.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Paid for by the residents of Hankham
Responsibility
Church of England
Reference

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