United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Gen J Wolfe

Our Ref: 62175

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Address

The Green
Westerham
KENT
England
TN16 1AS
 
Type:Sculptured/Cast Figure
OS Map Ref:TQ 447 540

Inscription

MAJ GEN (?)/JAMES WOLFE/ BORN AT/ WESTERHAM/JANUARY 2/ 1727/ died at the battle of/ QUEBEC/ The 15th September/ 1759 (Line spacing and sentence case uncertain)

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
FIGURELEAD   Good
PLINTHStone   Good

Physical Description

Statue of a figure with a raised sword set on a square plinth with bulbous lower half. All is set on a square base with surrounding paved area.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarSeven Years War (1756-1763)
Total names on memorial:1
Served & Returned0
Died1
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, rank, year died, place of death, forename, place of birth
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes

Maintenance

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

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date:2 January 1911
RolePerformed By
UnveilingFIELD MARSHAL THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EARL ROBERTS
DedicationBishop of Chichester
Dedication Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Public
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:c£1,200
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
FRANCIS DERWENT WOODSculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Photos from internet and newspaper.
The statue was unveiled on Gen Wolfe's birthday.

Comments: 
Photographs:5
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Press Cuttings:7
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
KentMee, Arthur1936A. Mee. (1936) pp 470-471. 
Buildings of England seriesVarious West Kent and the Weald (1980) p596'...the "clou" of the town. Lead on a bulgy stone base. Wolfe, in a cocked hat, awkwardly brandishes his sword. Something slicker would not have fitted so well.'
The Times  6 Jan. 1910 p.12.W Birnie Rhind, ARA, had submitted a model of the proposed statue.
The Times  11 Mar. 1910 p.11;13 Sep. 1910 p.7;31 Dec. 2010 p13; 3 Jan. 1911 p.6;5 May 1911 p.5 
Illustrated London News  7 Jan. 1911 p.3Photograph of unveiling ceremony
OrganisationIdWebsite
Geograph http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2029137 and 2007498