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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Shepway
Town
Hythe
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
65987

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Current location

On north wall
St Leonard's Church
Oak Walk
Hythe
Shepway
Kent
CT21 5DN
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 16150 34910
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Rectangular black plaque, white lettering, with R.A.F.V.R wings central at the top.
Inscription
IN PROUD MEMORY OF / OUR BELOVED SON AND ONLY CHILD / SGT. DOUGLAS GOSDEN, R.A.F.V.R. / KILLED ON AIR OPERATIONS OVER BREMEN. / SEPTEMBER 14th 1942 . AGED 20. // AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE / MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Gosden, Douglas
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Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Relationship, rank, forename, surname, service, manner of death, place of death, date died, age at death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 250mm, width 500mm
    Materials: Marble - Black
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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