Butts Hill, Wrotham

War Dead Records

Dedication of the War Memorial after The Great War 1914-18


Canon Arthur Pascoe officiating at Wrotham Church, 1923


Wrotham Home Guard circa 1941

NOW THEY ARE REMEMBERED

When Wrotham's War memorial was dedicated on 5th August 1923 26 names were inscribed on it. Research by the Wrotham Historical Society has established that there should have been 13 more names.

This omission has now been rectified and the missing names of those thirteen, R. Andrews, S.O. Bird, G.F. Broad, L. Brown, A.H. Chatfield, W. Cunningham. C. Goodsell, J.F. Johnson. S.G. Longhurst, A. Roots, J.S. Sears. T.R Springett. and B.J. Streatfield have now been inscribed on a plaque that has been inserted into the North side of the Memorial.

This has only been achieved by the generosity of Wrotham's Villagers and those who work here. In particular The Staff and Management of Laurie Plantations, the Customers of The Wrotham Shop. The Children and Staff ofSt George's School, frequenters of the Three Post Boys, The George & Dragon The Rose & Crown Public Houses, The Wrotham Parish Council. The Parochial Church Council of St George's Church. Tonbridge & Mailing Borough Council, The Historical Society itself and some donors who wish to rema1n anonymous.

The opportunity was at the same time taken to repair and clean the Memorial for its re-dedication which is to take place on Sunday 11th November 2007 as part of the annual Service of Remembrance which starts at 10.00.

In these days when Service Personnel are again exposed to the dangers of Conflict we should all be grateful to those who were denied a normal and full life.

THE NAMES RECORDED ON THE WROTHAM WAR MEMORIAL AND ON THE MEMORIAL SCROLL IN THE CHURCH

1914-18.
A. Acott. R. Andrews, H. Ashdown, S.O. Bird, G.F. Broad, H. Broadmore, L. Brown, W. Castle, A.H. Chatfield, C.S. Cooper, W. Cunningham, R. Daniels, W. Deering, A.L. Evans, E.A. Evans, W. T. Fenwick, C.Goodsell, E. Gregory, E.T.Gutsel, W.J. Hollands, H. Kitchener, J.F. Johnson. E. Lawrence, S.G. Longhurst, W.G. Montgomerie, A. Poore, C. Poore, W. Roberts, A. Roots, W.E. Saville, T.W. Seal, J.S. Sears. C. Shepherd, H. Smith, W. Smith, T.R. Springett. B.J. Streatfield, A. Tong, C. Woodger.

1939-45.
E. Allman, M. Breeds H.G. Brown, P.Capon, J. Evenden, B. Greenhill N. Heap, J. Marchant, D. Pascoe, F. Seamark, C. Taylor, C. Wade, C.J. Wicks,