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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Maidstone
Town
Maidstone
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
Maker
SIR GEORGE JAMES FRAMPTON RA (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21st June 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
918

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Current location

Square at the junction with Rocky Hill.
Tonbridge Road
Maidstone
Maidstone
Kent
ME16 8PS
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 75587 55467
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Bronze statue of St George and dragon on a cenotaph shaped pedestal.
Inscription
Front face: IN HONOUR OF / OUR GLORIOUS DEAD / WHO / GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN / THE GREAT WAR / FOR EVER HONOURED / AND / FOR EVER MOURNED / 1914 - 1918 / 1939- 1945 / AND / IN LATER CONFLICTS Rear face: INVICTA / 1914-1918 / THEIR NAME LIVETH / FOR / EVERMORE / 1939 - 1946
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Maidstone Borough War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Kentish Express and Ashford News, 24th June, 1922
  • Alan Borg, 1991, p. 188.
  • Maidstone, Meresborough Books, 1988, p. 48.
  • The Kent Messenger, 24th June 1922

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