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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Dartford
Town
Dartford
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 November 2009
    Attended by: Councillor Jeremy Kite, Leader of Dartford Borough Council
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
67752
Current location

East Hill
Dartford
Dartford
Kent
DA1 1SA
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 54684 73936
Denomination: Mounted on the retaining wall of St. Edmund's Pleasance

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Description
Rectangular black polished tablet. RAF emblem at top centre, with lettering etched in white. Affixed to stone wall at each corner.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/ NEAR THIS SITE ON THE 31 JULY 1941/ WHEN HAMPDEN BOMBER P4399 CRASHED/ KILLING 3 AIRCREW OF NO.61 SQUADRON/ AND 3 CIVILIANS OF DARTFORD./ RAF AIRCREW/ (Names)/ CIVILIANS/ (Names)/ THIS MEMORIAL WAS DEDICATED ON/ 10 NOVEMBER 2009 BY/ COUNCILLOR JEREMY KITE/ LEADER OF/ DARTFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Butler, Wilfred
Chambers, William
Geater, Roy
Vickery, Beatrice Lilian
Vickery, Frederick
Yates, Alice
See details for all 6 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname
    Order of information: Rank
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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