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War Memorial St. Mary’s Cemetary



This memorial is in memory of the fallen of the First World War (1914 - 1918) and stands in St. Mary's cemetery.


It is polished red granite obelisk and is mounted on a square three tiered plinth.


The craftsmen were W & E Wilks (masons), Gravesend


The Ordinance survey map reference is TQ 605 804

War Memorial inscriptions


Face 1 top tier (Facing South)


BLOOMFIELD, John James

BRANSDEN, Harold William

CLACK, William

CLAYDEN, James

CRABB, Arthur Eric

CRABB, Alfred

CROW, George Frederick

CROW, Albert Charles

ENGLAND, Albert John

FLOOK, Frederick William

FRANCIS, Edwin John

GOODGER, Harold

GRAYGOOSE, Albert

HAMMOND, David


Plinth at bottom has inscription of mason

W. AND E. WILKS, GRAVESEND



Face 2 top tier (Facing East)


HILLS, Arthur

HODGES, William James Geo

MERCER Bertie

MOOR, William George

PACKETT, David

PARKER, Harry Walter

PAVEY, Charles

PAYNE, Fred Albert

PAYNE. Leonard

PAYNE, Ernest

REEMAN, Frederick George

REYNOLDS, John Stevens

WAKEFIELD, Amos


Face 3 top tier (Facing North)


TO THE MEN OF STIFFORD WHOM THIS MONUMENT COMMEMORATES WERE AMONG THOSE WHO AT THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY, FOR SERVICE IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918, LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM AND PASSED AWAY BY THE PATH OF SELF SACRIFICE.


Plinth below has inscription

LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER THEM SEE TO IT THAT THEIR NAMES ARE NOT FORGOTTEN


Face 4 top tier (Facing West)


BUSHELL, Alfred

ELLMORE, Alfred George

VINCENT, William James

LAY, J.H.


Plinth below has inscription

OTHERS WE DOUBT NOT, IF NOT WE THE ISSUE OF THEIR TOIL SHALL SEE AND CHILDREN GATHER AS THEIR OWN, THE HARVEST THAT THE DEAD HAVE SOWN.

The St Mary's Church War Memorial is registered with the UK National Inventory of War Memorials