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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Tonbridge And Malling
Town
Hildenborough
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
62215
Current location

In churchyard.
St John's Church
Tonbridge Road
Hildenborough
Tonbridge And Malling
Kent
TN11 9HN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 56488 48867
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Scroll shaped stone of Remembrance added to double grave family plot. At the top centre is a dragon badge and a banner underneath with crossed swords below the banner. The inscription is in lead lettering.
Inscription
IN/ LOVING AND PROUD MEMORY OF/ GUY TALBOT BAKER/ LIEUT. 1/5 BATTN. "THE BUFFS"/ WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT THE BATTLE OF/ SHEIK SAAD, MESOPOTAMIA/ WHILST FEARLESSLY LEADING HIS PLATOON CLOSE TO/ THE ENEMY'S TRENCHES UNDER TERRIBLE GUN FIRE/ ON JAN 7th 1916. AGED 19 YEARS./ ONLY SON OF/ SIDNEY AND HELEN BAKER/ BURIED IN A NAMELESS GRAVE/ HIS LIFE FOR COUNTRY'S SAKE HE GAVE./ AN ONLY SON.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
Listing information
Condition
History
2009: Moss growth over top part of stone.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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