Kentford war memorial

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Reference WMO255674

Address:

Church of Mary the Virgin, Kentford

Bury Road

Kentford

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Kentford has a wall mounted plaque on the wall in Kentford (St. Mary's) Church. There are seven names from The Great War, and a further man is buried in the churchyard but not named on the plaque On a nowy headed back backing (slate ?) a white marble tablet. with a small tablet under for the WW2 men. Dedicated on 22nd February 1920 by The Reverend G.A. CHASE M.C.,M.A. (the same day that he performed a similar ceremony in Gazeley).
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In the head of the backing is a gilded wreath and under that on the white marble tablet, headed by a Latin cross, the inscription// IN MEMORIAM // THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY // THE PARISHIONERS OF KENTFORD // & FRIEND // TO PERPETUATE THE GLORIOUS // SELF SACRIFICE OF THEIR FELLOW // PARISHIONERS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES // IN RESPONSE TO THEIR COUNTRY'S // CALL DURING THE GREAT WAR // 1914-1919 // (names)// Let us praise famous men..........// their glory shall not be blotted out. // ECCS XLIV.1.13

HENRY O.LORD Lieut. Manchester Regt. // HARRY POWERS Essex Regiment // STEPHEN MENDHAM Suffolk Regt // CHARLES MYSON Suffolk Regiment // REGINALD SHEPHERD R.G.A. // FREDERICK TREDGETT R.G.A. // FRANK TWEED Suffolk Regiment// on small tablet 1938-1945 // FRANCIS FILBY LEICS REGT // WALTER SMITH R.A..

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