Southborough War Memorial Cross

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Reference WMO/120994

Address:

Church Road junction with London Road (A26)

Southborough

Tunbridge Wells

TN4 0RT

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Wheel cross
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
About the memorial: The war memorial in the town of Southborough, outside Tunbridge Wells in Kent, is a wheel cross of blue Forest of Dean stone on a tapering octagonal pillar on a plinth and a four-stepped base. The plinth has a moulded cap which includes a cornice with floriate decoration within squares. Around the top of the plinth is a dedication and the 207 names of the fallen of World War I are recorded around the faces of the plinth, with 44 World War II names and 1 Korean War name around the base of the plinth and on angled pieces of stone set around the base of the plinth. The fallen are listed under the regiment in which they served. The memorial stands on Southborough Common and is surrounded by a post and chain fence. Southborough War Memorial by Judith JOHNSON ISBN 978-0-9562873-0-4 TO THE / GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY / OF THE MEN / OF THIS PLACE / WHO FELL IN / THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1918 R.A.S.C. (M.T.) - Pte. W.A. Crockford R.A.S.C. (M.T.) - Pte. H.W. Parker R.A.S.C. (M.T.) - Pte. H. Randall A.O.C. - Pte. C.J. Scott Labour - Pte. S.V. Taylor R.A.F. - Capt. G.A. Prime Jones R.A.F. - 2nd Lt. W.E. Cass Australians - Cpl. A.B. Parker Australians - Pte. S.P. Bellingham Australians - Pte. G. Botten Australians - Pte. A. Brotherhood Australians - Pte. R. Eldridge Canadians - Cpl. C. Moon Canadians - Lce Cpl G.H. Hackett Canadians - Gnrs. H. Moon Canadians - Gnrs. A. Smith Canadians - Tpr. E. Houser Canadians - Pte. C.T. Bailey Canadians - Pte. G.F. Furley Canadians - Pte. J.E. Goodwin Canadians - Pte. H. Wallond Canadians - Pte. J. Young M.F.P. - Lce Cpl. G.T. Hugggett Canadians - Cpl. J.H.D. Nish Royal Navy - Lieut. A.W. Luxton Royal Navy - C.P.O. G.H. Penford Royal Navy - L.S. W.H. Harrowing Royal Navy - A.B. A.S. Follington Royal Navy - A.B. G. Luck Royal Navy - A.B. J. Moon Royal Navy - A.B. H.E. Moore Royal Navy - A.B. G. Pierson Royal Navy - Sig. A. Assiter Dragoon Guards - Sgt. P. Latter Dragoon Guards - Tmpr. F. Basnett W. K. Yeomanry - Tpr. O. Maier R.F.A. - Sgt. Maj. W. Godsmark R.F.A. - Sgt. J. Bateman R.F.A. - Sgt. H. Young R.F.A. - Dvr. E.R. Whibley R.G.A. - Bdr. H.E. Lipscombe R.G.A. - Dvr. W.A. Read R.E. - Cpl. N.C. Taylor R.E. - Spr. E. Hobbs Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Capt. D.R. Salomons Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Sgt. S.F. Barden Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Sgt. F. Somers Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Sgt. S. Turner Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Cpl. W. Groombridge Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Cpl. G.A. Jenner Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Cpl. A. Smallcombe Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Cpl. WJ. Tingley Kent Field Coy. R.E. - 2nd Cpl. C. Hawkins Kent Field Coy. R.E. - 2nd Cpl. W.H. Salter Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Lce Cpl. F. Funnell Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Lce Cpl. F.W. Saunders Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Tmpr. H. Goldbaum Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Bgr. F.L. Tutchener Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Dvr. W. Davies Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Dvr. H. Fenner Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Dvr. T.F.J. Handley Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Dvr. J. Heasman Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Dvr. W. Heasman Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Dvr. A.E. Hodges Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Spr. H.V. Barnett Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Spr. S.W. Betts Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Spr. C.J. Bone Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Spr. R.J. Bristow Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Spr. T. Godsmark Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Spr. W. James Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Spr. S.A. Kimber Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Spr. T. Morley Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Spr. A. Nye Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Spr. W.J. Parrott Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Spr. J.R. Rogers Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Spr. P. Sale Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Spr. T.H. Saunders Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Spr. W. Saunders Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Spr. H. Todman Kent Field Coy. R.E. - Spr. M.T. Underhill Grenadier Guards - Pte. G.J. Butler Grenadier Guards - Pte. A.E. Stevens R.E. - Cpl. G.A. Gainsford M.S.M. R. W. Surrey - Pte. H. Alcorn R. W. Surrey - Pte. R.E. Joyce East Surrey - Pte. E.E. Sharp The King's Liverpool - Lieut. K.L. Hutchings The King's Liverpool - Pte. A.T. Vinall Royal Sussex - Cpl. C.H. Pankhurst Royal Sussex - Lce Cpl. G. Hook Royal Sussex - Pte. H.W. Avard Royal Sussex - Pte. R. Bassett Royal Sussex - Pte. A. Boorman Royal Sussex - Pte. F. Brown Royal Sussex - Pte. W. Chuter Royal Sussex - Pte. T. Dunn Royal Sussex - Pte. S. Funnell Royal Sussex - Pte. T. King Royal Sussex - Pte. S. Smith Royal Sussex - Pte. W.W. Teale Royal Sussex - Pte. J. Worsell Royal Sussex - Pte. W.H. Young Hampshire - Pte. A. Johnson Hampshire - Pte. F. Thrower Royal West Kent - Capt. C.E. Malpass M.C. Royal West Kent - Sgt. H.F. Bartholomew Royal West Kent - Sgt. F.T. Gammon Royal West Kent - Sgt. J.L. Johnson M.M. Royal West Kent - Sgt. G.T. Leaney Royal West Kent - Cpl. C. Moon M.M. Royal West Kent - Cpl. E.J. Pearson Royal West Kent - Lce Cpl. J. Hazelden Royal West Kent - Lce Cpl. F. Shorter Royal West Kent - Lce Cpl. F. Tindall Royal West Kent - Far. L.W. Bridger Royal West Kent - Sig. T.J. Dean Royal West Kent - Sig. H.M. Goodsell Royal West Kent - Pte. E. Brotherhood Royal West Kent - Pte. G.J. Brown Royal West Kent - Pte. A.J. Diggens Royal West Kent - Pte. P. Duvall Royal West Kent - Pte. E.A. Ellis Royal West Kent - Pte. W.J. Ellis Royal West Kent - Pte. T.J. Harvey Royal West Kent - Pte. E. Hollamby Royal West Kent - Pte. E.M. Jones Royal West Kent - Pte. J. Kelly Royal West Kent - Pte. P.J. Lawford Royal West Kent - Pte. J. Leaney Royal West Kent - Pte. H. Muggeridge Royal West Kent - Pte. E.A. Rich Royal West Kent - Pte. W. Rollins Royal West Kent - Pte. J.H. Scrace Royal West Kent - Pte. C.W. Shoesmith Royal West Kent - Pte. S.J.C. Tilley Royal West Kent - Pte. H. Woodrow Norfolk - Pte. A. Avis Norfolk - Pte. A.T. Ellis Norfolk - Pte. D. Young Ox: & Bucks - Lieut. R.B. Furley Middlesex - Cpl. G.H. Diton Middlesex - Pte. H.W. Bonwick Middlesex - Pte. A. Smallcombe 2nd Batt. Coldstream Guards - Pte. G. Hayman Royal Fusiliers - Lce Cpl. P. Read Royal Fusiliers - Lce Cpl. W.E. Rye Royal Fusiliers - Pte. E.A. Cooke Royal Fusiliers - Pte. A. Emery Royal Fusiliers - Pte. C. Gibbs Royal Fusiliers - Pte. F. Martin Royal Fusiliers - Pte. G.T. Mugridge Royal Fusiliers - Pte. B. Pown Royal Fusiliers - Pte. B.R. Read Royal Fusiliers - Pte. E.P. Standing Royal Fusiliers - Pte. R. Wilmshurst Suffolk - Pte. F. Turner South Staffordshire - Pte. J. Thorpe Yorkshire - Pte. C. Pearson London - Pte. W.C. Martin London - Pte. A.J. Sharp Gloucester - Lce Cpl. H. Ball Bedfordshire - Pte. F. Anderson Loyal N. Lancs. - Pte. C. Baxter Loyal N. Lancs. - Pte. H. Brown Loyal N. Lancs. - Pte. C.H. Delves Loyal N. Lancs. - Pte. A. Miller Buffs - Pte. V.J. Bowden Lancashire - 2nd Lt. G.H.V. Proctor Essex - Pte. J.F. Gilks Essex - Pte. A.F. Richardson Essex - Dmr. J. Bridgland East Lancs. - Sgt. T. Martin King's Own (Yorks. L.I.) - Lce Sgt. W. Moon R. Berkshire - Lieut. J. Vesey M.C. Buffs (East Kent) - 2nd Lt. A.S. Hayfield Buffs (East Kent) - Lce Cpl. W.H. Everest Buffs (East Kent) - Pte. H. Bird Buffs (East Kent) - Pte. H.J. Player Buffs (East Kent) - Pte. A. Smallcombe Buffs (East Kent) - Pte. P.J. Tomkin Buffs (East Kent) - Pte. H. Woodland King's R. Rifles - Rfmn. F.G. Turner King's R. Rifles - Pte. P. Coppins King's R. Rifles - Pte. H.H. Isted Rifle Brigade - Cpl. C. King Rifle Brigade - Rfmn. W.H. Young London Rifles - Rfmn. J. Chilton London Rifles - Rfmn. H.B. Dowdell London Rifles - Rfmn. N.J. Still Leics. - Pte. L.C. Brooman Durham L. I. - Sgt. W.A.H. Moon Durham L. I. - Pte. A.G. Damper Scots Guards - Pte. J.V. Kirsten Scottish Rifles - Lce Cpl J.E. Dunn Seaforth Highlanders - Pte. R. Sotherden Border - Pte. W. Sellins R. Scotch Fusiliers - Sig. H.A. Fletcher K.O. Scottish Borderers - Pte. G. Bailey Leinster - Pte. S. Young R. Irish Rifles - Rfmn. H. Nye M.G.C. - Sgt. A.V. Gainsford M.G.C. - Gnr. M.C. Voile M.G.C. - Pte. W. Ewen M.G.C. - Pte. C.H. Pointer Infantry Brigade - Pte. A. Morris R.A.S.C. (M.T.) - Lce Cpl F.J. Kates R.A.S.C. (M.T.) - Pte. V. Carter 1939 + 1945 Parachute - Pte. R.A.E. Francis Parachute - Pte. R.W.A. Moon Grenadier Guards - Gdsmn. A.R. Puckett Royal Fusiliers - Capt. A.D.M. Emmer Hampshire - Pte. C. Wickens Somerset L.I. - Pte. R.H. Oliver R.A.S.C. - Drv. R. Walker R.N. - Stoker S.G. Dixon R.N. - A/L Seaman R. Nye R.N. - Seaman A.E. Lorne Royal West Kent - Lieut. F.J. Grove Royal West Kent - Sgt. S.W.J. Collins Royal West Kent - Sgt. F. Sutcliffe Royal West Kent - Cpl. F.B. Hemsley Royal West Kent - Cpl E.F.W. Smart Royal West Kent - Pte. B.A. Botten Royal West Kent - Pte. L. Cheesman Royal West Kent - Pte. R.H. Peacock Royal West Kent - Pte. H. Reeve Royal West Kent - Pte. C.K. Smart Royal West Kent - Pte. F.G. Funnell S. Staffs. - Pte. E.W. Funnell R.A.F. - Flt/Lieut. R.C.P. Rigg R.A.F. - F/O W.H. Fisher R.A.F. - F/O B.J.R. Brady R.A.F. - W/O H.G. Richardson R.A.F. - Sgt. F.C. Eggleson R.A.F. - Sgt. J.C. Dean R.A.F. - L.A/C G.H. Nickells R.A.F. - A.C. A.R. Bullen R.A.F. - Sgt. R.E. Russell R.A.F. - Sgt. E.G. Cooper R.A.F. - L.A.1 G.E. Smith R.A.F. - L.A. C/W E.L.M. Cooper R.E. - Spr. A.V. Seale R.N.V.R. - Lieut. P.H. Williams R.N.R. - Midshipman D.W. Bean R.N. - P/O T.G. Sitcliffe R.N. - Stoker J.H. Fountain R.N. - Stoker (C.P.O.) W.W.R. Winter D.S.M. R.A. - Gnr. L.F. Bryant Pioneer - Pte. A.L. Hunter N. Staffordshire - Pte. D.E. Standing R.P.C. - Capt. J.G. Huntrods KOREA R.A.R. - Pte. W.R. McMillan - June 1953
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