The Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr John Caller and the Mayoress visited Shorne churchyard for a short service of remembrance by the war graves conducted by the Vicar, Revd Dr Glyn Ackerley. This was part of a tour of war graves in the borough and he was accompanied by councillors and Adam Holloway MP. Following the service the Mayor and others placed crosses and other tributes on the graves and Flanders poppy seeds were scattered on them.
The churchyard contains a number of graves of men who gave their lives in the two world wars four of which are maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and mentioned on its web site. These are near the south east (far left) corner of the church and their inscriptions read:
SE/22545 Private Frank Noble Royal Army Vet. Corps 6th October 1914 + “Gone but not forgotten”
M/32520 Sergeant T A Bennett Royal Army Service Corps 23rd October 1920 age 26 + “Thy will be done Matt xxvi 42
7011358 L Cpl J C McCaul 19th June 1940 Age 28 + “We loved him dearly Our love shall not die”
<RAF> also Peter John Brown aged 20 who died June 1st 1941 in the service of his country
For more information about the war graves and the war memorial visit our churchyard page.
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