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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Canterbury
Town
Bekesbourne
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61953
Current location

St Peter's Church
Adisham Road
Bekesbourne
Canterbury
Kent
CT4 5ET
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 19510 55470
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Rectangular marble tablet with bevelled edges. Incised Roman lettering with latin cross in top lefthand corner.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THOSE/ FROM THIS VILLAGE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM/ 1939-1945/ KILLED IN ACTION./ (Names)/ KILLED BY ENEMY ACTION/ (Name)/ Precious pieces/ in the mosaic of victory.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 20mm, height 540mm, width 430mm
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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