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Kennedy War Memorial

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Church Platt
Town:Cuckfield
Parish:Cuckfield
Council:Mid Sussex District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:RH17
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Object setting:Inside building
and in:Religious
Access is:Public
Location note:Western porch / clock tower, Parish Church of Holy Trinity
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:71
Grid reference:N4
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.
OS Reference:TQ303245

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General Information

Commissioned by: Sir John G. Kennedy, KCMG. and Evelyn Adela Bootle-Wilbraham. (parents)
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Parish Church of Holy Trinity. Cuckfield.
Description:Set above the door to the clock tower. Memorial to three brothers killed in WWI. Three recessed white marble portrait panels underneath a coat of arms. Each panel is separated by an orange marble column. The individual full length portraits, in uniform are each depicted against a battle field setting. Underneath each panel is an inscription on dark grey marble. The whole is set on a light grey marble back.
Inscription:Left hand panel, inscribed, gilt letters:

TO MY BELOVED SON PAUL ADRIAN
THE RIFLE BRIGADE BORN 11 DEC 1886
KILLED AT FROMELLES 9 MAY 1915
THIRD SON OF SIR JOHN. G. KENNEDY K.C.M.G.
FILI MI, FILI MI, QUIS MIHI TRIBUAT UT EGO
MORIAR PRO TE, FILI MI, FILI MI. ?

Middle panel, inscribed, gilt letters:

TO MY DEARLY LOVED SON ARCHIBALD EDWARD
CAPTAIN 93RD ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
BORN 7 SEPT. 1878 KILLED AT LE CATEAU
26 AUG. 1914 ELDEST SON OF SIR JOHN. G.
KENNEDY. K.C.M.G.
THE LORD KNOWETH THEM THAT ARE HIS

Right hand panel, inscribed, gilt letters:

TO MY DARLING SON JOHN PATRICK FRANCIS
THE RIFLE BRIGADE BORN 28 SEPT. 1891
KILLED AT VILLERS BRETONNEUX 24 APRIL 1918
YOUNGEST SON OF SIR JOHN G.
KENNEDY K.C.M.G.
CAUSA ALIIS VITA CUR FRUERENTUR ERAT

Underneath, in one line extending across all three panels, gilt letters:

IN THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THEIR LIVES AND PROUD REMEMBRANCE OF THEIR DEATH. THEIR LOVING MOTHER

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Classification

Categories:Military, Commemorative, Sculptural
Object type1:War memorial
     Object subtype1:World War I
Object type2:Sculpture
Object type3:Relief
Subject type1:Portrait
     Subject subtype1:Standing
Subject type2:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Standing

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Object Parts

Part 1:Individual portrait panels
     Material:White, orange and grey marble
     Height (cm):73
     Width (cm):50
     Depth (cm):20
Part 2:Figures
     Material:White marble
     Height (cm):53
     Width (cm):16
     Depth (cm):16
Part 3:Whole structure
     Material:White, orange and grey marble
     Height (cm):150
     Width (cm):180
     Depth (cm):20

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:07/01/2008

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History

History:FILI MI, FILI MI, QUIS MIHI TRIBUAT UT EGO
MORIAR PRO TE, FILI MI, FILI MI. ?
(II Samuel 18:33 Vulgata
My son, my son, would that I had died for thee, my son, my son.)


Paul Adrian Kennedy is named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, near Ypres, Belgium and has no known grave. He was 28 years old. Archibald Edward Kennedy is buried in Le Cateau Military Cemetery near Cambrai. He was 35 years old. John Patrick Francis Kennedy is buried in Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux on the Somme. He was 26 years old. They were survived by two siblings: Captain Aubrey Leo Kennedy (b. 6 Feb 1885, d. 8 Dec 1965) and Kathleen Yone Kennedy (b. 14 Aug 1880, d. 16 May 1970).

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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