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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
Tonbridge And Malling
Town
Aylesford
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
67003
Current location

South-east of the church
St Peter and St Paul Church
Vicarage Close
Aylesford
Tonbridge And Malling
Kent
ME20 7BA
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 72962 59019
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Cross with shaft set on 3 steps with the inscription on the west face of the steps in lead lettering.
Inscription
Top step: IN BELOVED MEMORY/ OF Middle step: FRANK THORNDIKE ACTOR AND AIRMAN/ KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE IN FRANCE/ WHILE FLYING ON 17TH AUG 1917/ YOUNGEST SON OF CANON AND MRS THORNDIKE Lower step: (...)NK HAS PAID A SOLDIER'S DEBT/ HE ONLY LIVED BUT TILL HE WAS A MAN/ THE WHICH NO SOONER HAD HIS PROWESS CONFIRMED/ IN THE UNSHRINKING STATION WHERE HE FOUGHT/ BUT LIKE A MAN HE DIED/ WHY THEN (...) SOLDIER BE HE"/
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Thorndike, Frank
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: First name, surname, occupation, manner of death, place of death, date of death, relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gravestone
    Measurements: height c.1,700mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
31 May 2020- updated images on War Memorials Online show increased organic growth leading to deterioration in legibility
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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