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Memorial details

Memorial type
Garden
District
Tonbridge And Malling
Town
Tonbridge
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953), Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 April 1952
    Attended by: Cllr R Norton, Chairman of Tonbridge UDC
  • Dedicated
    Date: 20 April 1952
    Attended by: Canon Russell Whiter Vicar of Tonbridge
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
63168

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Current location

Between the High St and the River Medway (East side).
Memorial Gardens
River Walk
Tonbridge
Tonbridge And Malling
Kent
TN9 1ED
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 58864 46365
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Memorial garden with a flagstone path leading to a brick wall. The wall is comprised of five sections: two straight outer wing walls and three curving inner walls. All tablets are inset within the brick and the inscriptions are incised. The upper tablet within the centre wall is carved with a wreath in relief. The centre wall is surmounted by a stone ball and metal cross. The entire length of the wall is finished with a stepped capping stone. The wall remains the same but the garden has been re-landscaped and a sculpture added.Re-dedicated on 22nd September 2014.
Inscription
Pathway, tablet: YOU ARE IN A/ GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE/ TO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IT IS DEDICATED TO YOUR/ CARE Wall, Centre, upper tablet: 1939/ 1945 Wall, Centre, lower tablet: OTHER CAMPAIGNS/ (Names) Wall, Far Left: 1914 - 1918/ (Names) Wall, Far Right: 1914 - 1918/ (Names) Wall, Inner Left: (Names) Wall, Inner Right: (Names) Wall, Inner Left, Centre and Inner Right, Capping stone: AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE/ SUN AND IN THE MORNING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 344
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 344
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 169
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 169
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Garden
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Wall
    Measurements: depth c4000mm, height c2800mm, width c13500mm
    Materials: Brick
Listing information
Condition
History
2011, February: Royal British Legion (Tonbridge) are working with the local Council to renovate the site. 2010, 12 May: an appeal for £100,000 for refurbishment was launched, later amended to £250,000.
Costs

Comments: £795 remaindered from £4000 raised went to purchase furniture and trees for the garden.
Memorial: £3295

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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