TQ5839 : Tunbridge Wells War Memorial

taken 3 years ago, near to Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Great Britain

Tunbridge Wells War Memorial
Tunbridge Wells War Memorial
War Memorials
War memorials were mainly constructed after WWI to commemorate the troops who gave their lives in the war. Many were then updated after WWII. Some war memorials date back to the Boer War. Almost every town and village in Britain has a War Memorial. They take many forms the commonest being an obelisk, a cross or statue of a soldier. Some commemorate the inhabitants of a place, some are for schools and others are for companies or Military groupings.
Many memorials are grade II listed, 61 are II* listed, LinkExternal link*_listed_war_memorials_in_England
& 12 are Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
A search for memorials can be carried out at LinkExternal link
Tunbridge Wells War Memorial
The memorial is in the form of a low wall surrounding a central memorial with the figure of a soldier holding a rifle mounted on a plinth. The names of the dead from World War 1, 764 names, are set in plaques around the wall. The memorial was unveiled and dedicated February 1923; the sculptor was Stanley Babb.
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
More information at LinkExternal link
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TQ5839, 3705 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  People, Events  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5847 3939 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.9119N 0:15.8094E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5846 3939
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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