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St Mary the Virgin Church

The Green


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In 2016, WMT gave a grant towards this war memorial. As it has been a number of years since the grant was given, we would like an up-to-date condition survey and photographs to be added to this war memorial record. Can you help?

Type: Freestanding
Description: Other cross
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: This limestone war memorial standing approximately 5 metres in height comprises decorative cross surmounting an octagonal shaft capped with a four carved angel heads. This is set on a plinth with carved swags, cherubs’ heads and festoons of carved laurels, heads and a two stepped base. The floriated cross is surmounted by a carved pelican, the symbolic bird of sacrifice, feeding the young fledglings with its own blood. The cross is carved from Clipsham, a Rutlandshire stone. The plinth carries incised inscriptions including the names of the fallen from both WWI and WWII and a shield bearing the sacred monogram I.H.S. The stone paving at the base of the memorial is understood to be salvaged from the base of an ancient churchyard cross. The memorial is located in the grounds of St Mary’s churchyard in Weterham. A war memorial committee was formed in early 1919 and the proposals for a war memorial were aired at a public meeting in April 1919. The memorials sculptor was Mr W D Gough of Kennington and was the design of Mr J N Gompe of Norwood. The memorial was unveiled and dedicated on 15th August 1920 replacing a temporary war shrine which had been placed near the church in the final years of WWI. The unveiling was conducted by Lord Stanhope of Chevening and the service was led by the Bishop of Rochester. Uncle Charlie comes home – Westerham and the Great War, 1914-1918. ISBN 1 84624 019 1 David Bateman The inscription is under the Names tab.
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TO THE MEN OF / WESTERHAM/ WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918 AND 1939 - 1945 (50 Names for WW1 ~~~~~ 29 Names for WW2)

1914 – 1918 – G.W. Allen , A. Baldry , G.W. Barnett , C.A. Bateman , J. Beard , P.W. Beresford D.S.O. , W.J. Bird , R.H. Blackaby , W. Blissett , T.B. Bodman , A. Bone , A. Clemans , A.G. Douglas M.C. , R. English , G.H. Fennell , C.J. Fisk , W. Friend , S.W. Gooding , J.G. Hamilton Greig , S. Harrison D.C.M. , G.A. Hider , A.C. Howard , A.L. Hunt , J.A. Pigou Inglis , S.C. King , J. Knight , J.C. Lander , A.H. Lang , A.E. Langridge , N.A. Leney , C. Luttman , C.H. Martin M.M. , H. Martin , A.J. Parkhurst , J.W. Penfold , I.C. Penney , H.D. Pennicard , T. Quaife , N.G. Salmon , G.A.D. Shearing , C.A. Shepheard , H.A. Singleton , E.C. Smith , C. Terry , R.W. Wade, W.A. Weller, J. Whitbread, A.E. Wood, E. Wood, G.O. Wood, ~~~~~ 1939 – 1945 – R.S. Allen , C.J. Bassett , R.E. Bell , C.G. Boakes , W. Boakes , W.E. Booker , N.A. Bramwell , M. Burtenshaw , J.J. Chisholm , J.C. Currie D.S.O. M.C. , L.J. Edge , F.I. Haslett , C.V. Hobbis , W.A. Hobbis , J. Hollingworth , R. Martin , A. Nicholas , J.A. Nicholas , A.G. Stanley , R. Stone , J.C. Streatfeild , N.R. Streatfield M.C. , A. Taylor , F. Taylor , F. Taylor , E. Terry , G.A. Turnage , S. Watts , A.B. Webster

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