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The First World War Memorial


The original St. Augustine's church, which was situated at the corner of Grosvenor road and Hanover road had a First World War memorial on its outside wall. When the church was demolished the large crucifix which formed part of the memorial was saved, but the plaque which listed the names of twenty five men who died in the war was lost.  To commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War, the crucifix has been restored and a new plaque has been made, and they are now on the wall of the narthex of the church. 

The restored and renovated memorial was unveiled on 9th November 2014 at a special Mass, celebrated by the Most Reverend Richard Moth, Bishop of the Forces, in the presence of the Mayor and Mayoress of Tunbridge Wells, Cllr. Julian and Mrs. Anne Stanyer; Mr. Peter Blackwell, JP, Deputy Lieutenant for Kent; and the Rt. Hon. Greg Clark, MP for Tunbridge Wells.  We acknowledge and thank Tunbridge Wells Borough Council for their generous contribution towards the cost of renovating and restoring the memorial.

To find out more about the history of St. Augustine's war memorial and to read the stories of the men whose names are inscribed on it click here.

THE FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIAL