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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Maidstone
Town
Maidstone
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), VC or GC Recipients
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: Before 1969
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
67758

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Current location

In the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment gallery
Maidstone Museum
St. Faith's Street
Maidstone
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1LH
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 75887 55987
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Summer House Hill site (the battalion H.Q.)
    Kohima
    India

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Large wooden Latin cross. Dedication is where the arms cross. Names are listed down the main shaft. Lettering is cut into the wood and emphasised in Gilt. Originally erected at Kohima and brought to England when replaced by a permanent stone cross.
Inscription
Top: REQUIESCANT IN PACE Middle of cross arms: 4TH BATTALION/ THE QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGT./ In memory of seventy-eight of our comrades/ Who gave their lives in the siege of Kohima April 5-21 1944./ (Names)/ INVICTA.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allchin, H.
Baker, G.
Bennett, F.
Bloomfield, G.
Bowles, R.
Boxwell, G.
Bradstreet, J.
Brattman, J.
Bunnell, D.
Calton, S.
See details for all 78 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 78
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 78
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, initial (when there is a decoration), surname, initial, decoration
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, initial, surname, decoration
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth c200 mm, height c3 metres, width c1.4 metre
    Materials: Wood - Native Teak, Gilt
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Kent & Sussex Courier - Friday 18 April 1969 The men who stopped the Japs KOHIMA VETERANS MEET AGAIN 25 YEARS AFTER BATTLE TO SAVE INDIA

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