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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Ashford
Town
Rolvenden Layne
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
74213
Current location

Lambsland Farm Drive
Maytham Road
Rolvenden Layne
Ashford
Kent
TN17 4QA
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 86030 29106
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A tapered block on concrete slab base with posts at the corners. Mounted to the block are three plaques with dedications written in white lettering.
Inscription
THIS MONUMENT IS/ ERECTED IN/ MEMORY OF/ SGT R.M. BUIE RCAF/ F/SGT A.W. KIMMERLEY RCAF/ P/O L.K. TAYLOR RCAF P/O/ R.W. THOMPSON/ CREW OF A WELLINGTON/ BOMBER OF 424(TIGER)/ SQUADRON RCAF/ WHO WERE KILLED/ ON 11TH APRIL 1943/ WHEN THEIR PLANE/ SUFFERED ENGINE/ FAILURE ON A/ BOMBING MISSION/ TO FRANKFURT CRASHING ON/ HEXDEN MARSHES/ SOUTH OF THIS PLACE. ALSO REMEMBERING/ SGT A.G. LEES RCAF THE SOLE SURVIVOR/ WHO TRIED IN VAIN/ TO RESCUE HIS / COMRADES THIS MONUMENT / WAS UNVEILED / ON THE 6OTH / ANNIVERSARY / BY THE GRATEFUL/ PEOPLES OF CANADA/ AND ROLVENDEN/ AND PAID FOR BY/ PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION TO THE MEMORY/ OF/ ART LEES/ WHO ATTENDED THE UNVEILING/ OF THIS MONUMENT IN THE/ PRESENCE OF MANY ASSEMBLED/ AND WHO DIED PEACEFULLY/ AT HOME IN BRITISH COLUMBIA/ ON 17TH NOVEMBER 2004 AGED 84
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname.
    Order of information: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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