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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Pulpit or pulpit part
District
Canterbury
Town
Stodmarsh
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61985

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Current location

St Mary's Church
Stodmarsh Road
Stodmarsh
Canterbury
Kent
CT3 4BD
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 22030 60580
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Pulpit with an associated engraved brass plaque attached to a wall mounted wooden backboard. At centre top of the plaque is an infilled red cross, below which, the inscription text containing the first letters of certain words infilled with red paint and the remaining text in black paint. Cross and inscription are enclosed by a decorative foliate block border band, interrupted at the corners and other fixing points by a circular or a square foliate design, all on a black background.
Inscription
+ / IN LOVING MEMORY OF / ERNEST ALBERT SOLE OF THE EAST KENT YEOMANRY / WHO WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TO VOLUNTEER FOR SERVICE IN SOUTH AFRICA. / HE DIED OF FEVER AT STANDERTON AT THE AGE OF 20 ON JULY 24TH.. 1900 / WHILST SERVING WITH THE SOUTH AFRICAN LIGHT HORSE IN DEFENCE / OF HIS QUEEN AND COUNTRY. - THIS TABLET AND THE PULPIT / ARE ERECTED TO HIS MEMORY BY HIS COMRADES AND FRIENDS. / " IN THE MIDST OF LIFE, WE ARE IN DEATH "
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Sole, Ernest Albert
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Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, prime regiment, additional, manner of death, place of death, age at death, date of death, serving regiment
    Order of information: Surname, forename, prime regiment, additional, manner of death, place of death, age at death, date of death, serving regiment
Components
  • Pulpit
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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