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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Tonbridge And Malling
Town
West Malling
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
72632
Current location

On the south wall of the nave.
St Mary's Church
High Street
West Malling
Tonbridge And Malling
Kent
ME19 6ND
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 67906 57546
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A smooth mottled black rectangular tablet with a round top. The Adam family crest and motto (CRUX MIHI GRATAQUIES) at the top. The lettering is in gold coloured capital letters. The tablet has a pair of corbels.
Inscription
TO/ THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF/ JAMES ADAM. M. D./ OF MALLING PLACE, KENT./ WHO DIED OCT. 25TH 1908, AGED 74./ ALSO HIS FOUR SONS./ LIEUT. JAMES RONALD GLENNIE ADAM/ KING’S DRAGOON GUARDS/ WHO SERVED IN SOUTH AFRICA THROUGHOUT THE BOER WAR/ AND DIED JULY 7TH 1906, AGED 28./ CAPT. ALAN GORDEN ACHESON ADAM/ 5TH BATTALION THE BUFFS/ KILLED WHILST LEADING HIS MEN/ INTO ACTION JAN. 21ST 1916 IN THE ADVANCE/ WITH GENERAL AYLMERS COLUMN TOO THE RELIEF/ OF KUT, MESOPOTAMIA, AGED 28./ CHARLES EDGAR HARVEY ADAM/ WHO DIED OCT. 13TH 1917, AGED 33./ CAPT. WALTER ADAM/ ROYAL EAST KENT YEOMANRY,/ ATTACHED MACHINE GUN CORPS 8TH COMPANY/ 3RD DIVISION B.E.F. WHO SERVED IN GALLIPOLI AND FRANCE/ AND DIED NOV. 3RD 1918, AFTER RECEIVING/ SEVERE WOUNDS IN FRONT OF ARRAS DURING/ THE GREAT GERMAN OFFENSIVE. MARCH 1918, AGED 37./ / THEY COUNTED NOT THEIR LIVES/ DEAR UNTO THEMSELVES.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, regiment, manner of death, date of death, place of death, age at death.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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