United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Swanley

Our Ref: 1149

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Address

St Mary The Virgin Church
St Marys Road
Swanley
KENT
England
BR8 7BU
 
Type:Allegory (eg: Victory)
Denomination:Church of England
OS Map Ref:TQ 512 687

Previous Locations

AddressDate MovedReason for Move
Swanley Cross
Swanley
1980 

Inscription

FRONT FACE OF COLUMN: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL / MEMORY OF THE / MEN OF / SWANLEY / WHO / LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES / IN THE / GREAT WAR / 1914-1918/ AMONG THE NAMES RECORDED HERE IS THAT / OF STAFF PAYMASTER JOSEPH T GEDGE THE FIRST / BRITISH OFFICER TO FALL IN THE GREAT WAR / KILLED ON HMS AMPHION AUGUST 6 1914

PLAQUE ON FRONT FACE OF PLINTH: IN THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF SWANLEY PARISH / WHO DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE / WORLD WAR II 1939-1945

LEFT AND RIGHT HAND FACES: (NAMES)

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PEDESTALStone   Good
PLAQUEBRONZE   Good
FIGUREBRONZE   Good

Physical Description

WINGED VICTORY HOLDING WREATH AND SWORD SURMOUNTING TALL OBELISK

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:110
Served & Returned0
Died110
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:28
Served & Returned0
Died28
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

Grade II listed 5 Nov. 2007

Ceremonies

Date:1st March 1922
RolePerformed By
Unveiling Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Date:1st March 1922
RolePerformed By
Dedication Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Date:26 Oct. 1980
RolePerformed By
Re-Dedicated UNKNOWN

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type:None
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
Louis Frederick RoslynSculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Hand written booklet with names on file.

Comments: 
Photographs:13
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:L
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Press Cuttings:4
OrganisationIdWebsite
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