Royal Tunbridge Wells War Memorial

Royal Tunbridge Wells War Memorial

Royal Tunbridge Wells War Memorial
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user123456
United Kingdom1,656 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Walking through the town centre you're highly likely to pass this tribute. It's one you'll need to stand at, and really look at to learn who it's standing for. Rushing past you'll be none the wiser.
I didn't push to see the names on this visit, out of respect for others who were seeking loved ones.
Written 8 February 2023
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TheCarmeleon
Canterbury, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
We were one of the many who arrived at the War Memorial for the 11am Remembrance Sunday service. It was great to see so many people together to remember those that had died to secure their freedom. There was a real sense of compassion in the air. The monument is centred well in Tunbridge Wells, so that as many people have to walk past it as possible. If you’re ever in the area, please visit it and pay your respects.
Written 16 November 2021
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK16,537 contributions
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Oct 2021
This is a fitting tribute and well worth seeking out if you happen to be in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Set within a wall (which is part of a wall remaining from the Calverley Estate designed by the architect Decimus Burton in the early 19th century (the pleasant, landscaped, open-air Calverley Gardens are only a short, five-minute walk away)), the Royal Tunbridge Wells War Memorial was unveiled by a Colonel Viscount Hardinge on 11 February 1923. The Memorial consists of a fully-equipped soldier, rifle across his body and his helmet at his feet, on a plinth, containing the dedication and a laurel wreath and flanqued by plaques containing the names of the fatalities from the First World War. When it was unveiled, those plaques contained 766 names. However, as further information was made available, more names came to light and, in 1946, a further plaque was added containing the names of a further 35 fatalities; bringing the total to 801. In 1946 another plaque was also added containing the names of 164 fatalities from the Second World War. Again, after 1946, further names came to light and those names were added by individual plaques. The last plaque was added in 2005 bringing the total number of fatalities from the Second World War to 170. At the foot of the plinth is an individual paver memorial to Major Eric Dougall of the Royal Field Artillery. Born in Royal Tunbridge Wells on 13 April 1886, Major Dougall was awarded the Victoria Cross for his deeds at Messines, Belgium on 10 April 1918. He was killed in action 4 days later, on 14 April 1918, at Kemmel, Belgium. Major Dougall is buried in the Westoutre British Cemetery in Belgium and the paver was unveiled on the centenary of his death, on 14 April 2018
Written 24 October 2021
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