Sandgate’s War Memorial

Sandgate’s War Memorial at the junction of Military Road and Sandgate High Street is a Grade 2 listed structure under the ownership of Sandgate Parish Council (on a long lease from Folkestone and Hythe District Council).

The location was purchased following the end of WW1 by the British Red Cross Society and bequeathed to Sandgate Urban District Council who commissioned the memorial.

The war memorial was designed by Harry Evans of Folkestone and built by Messrs Prebble and Spain. It was unveiled on 11th May 1921 by the Countess of Rocksavage and dedicated by the Vicar of Sandgate.

Following the Second World War, a plaque was added to commemorate those who lost their lives in that war. At the base of the memorial a paver was added in 2016, to commemorate the sacrifice made by Crpl William Cotter VC in 1916.



The roll of honour plaque to the fallen of WW1 reads as follows:

ALSTON, ERNEST   NORTHAMPTONS
AYRISS, JOHN   SCOTTISH RIFLES
BENNETT-GOLDNEY, F R.A.S.C.   M.P.
BRISSENDEN, ARCHIBALD   CANADIANS
BROCKMAN, LEWIS   ROYAL MARINES
BUSS, WALTER E   BUFFS
CHAMBERLAIN, LUKE   SUFFOLKS
COTTER, WILLIAM VC   BUFFS
COTTER, BERNARD A   BUFFS
COUCHMAN, WALTER B   R.A.M.C
CURRIE, ALBERT   GRENADIER GUARDS
DOBIE, J. JARDINE   3RD HUSSARS
DONELAN, WILLIAM   KENT CYCLISTS
DRAYNER, BRUCE   R.N.
EPPS, E.G.   R.G.A.
EPPS, WILLIAM   R.N.
FAGG, ALBERT H   R.N.
FITZGERALD, L.DE V.   R.I. FUSILIERS
FOLEY, THOMAS O   CANADIANS
FOX, WALTER   R. FUSILIERS
GOODRUM, ROBERT    R. FUSILIERS
HOBBS, WILLIAM   BUFFS
HOGBEN, JOHN O   R. FUSILIERS
HOLMES, FREDERICK H   R.N.
HOPKINS, CHARLES   R.C.A.
HUCKSTEP, HERBERT C.E.   R.A.F.
JAGO, GEORGE J   GLOSTERS
JAGO, THOMAS H   R.N.
JARMAN, ALFRED E.   SURREYS
MALTBY, ALFRED J.F.   R.A.F.
MOORE, BERNARD   BUFFS
OVERTON, LAURENCE L.   ESSEX
PEACOCK, JAMES R.W.   SURREYS
PEERLESS, ALFRED   BEDFORDS
PHILPOTT, ROBERT W   BUFFS
PRATLEY, GEORGE   BUCKS HUSSARS
PRIOR, CECIL   SCOTTISH RIFLES
REED, THOMAS   BUFFS
ROBINSON, GEORGE E R.W.   SURREYS
ROBINSON, JAMES F S.W.   BORDERERS
SCOTT, CHARLES L   R.A.F.
SCOTT, LINDSAY B   R.A.O.C.
STONE, GEORGE R.W.   KENTS
WHITING, EDWARD   R.E.
WHITING, BARRY E.   SURREYS
WOOD, ELI ARTHER   R.N.

The roll of honour plaque to the fallen of WW2 reads as follows:

IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945

GEORGE ALLCOCK
TOM H. J. BRAYAM-BONE
RAYMOND E. S. BROWN
RICHARD W. CHANNER
CHARLES T. CLIFTON
REGINALD EASTON
THOMAS R. C. FACEY
HERBERT HOLLEY
HUBERT H. W. HUCKSTEP
STANLEY P. LISTER
ROBERT LYNCH
ALBERT J. MOORE
HENRY L. RICHARDSON
WILLIAM A. R. SAMPSON
JOHN H. SENDER
GEORGE H. WOODS

FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH.