Margate Civic Society
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There are 108 names inscribed on the Westgate-on-Sea War Memorial, which is situated on Sea Road, opposite St Mildred’s Road.
77 servicemen and 2 civilians who lost their lives in World War I;
29 who lost their lives during World War II.
The particulars of the names are included in four files, which are in Acrobat PDF format, and which may be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate link below.
WORLD WAR ONE
Westgate-on-Sea War Memorial WWI Roll of Honour
An alphabetical list of names of servicemen and civilians who lost their lives in World War I, whose names are inscribed on Westgate War Memorial.
Westgate-on-Sea War Memorial WWI List
A list of servicemen and civilians who lost their lives in WWI, whose names are inscribed on Westgate War Memorial, in chronological order within service.
WORLD WAR TWO
Westgate-on-Sea War Memorial WWII Roll of Honour
An alphabetical list of names of servicemen who lost their lives in World War II, whose names are inscribed on Westgate War Memorial.
Westgate-on-Sea War Memorial WWII List
A list of servicemen who lost their lives in WWII, whose names are inscribed on Westgate War Memorial, in chronological order within service.
Photographs of the inscriptions on the Memorial
Click on a picture to enlarge
(WMR 37543 - this listing covers both WWI and WWII)
This memorial was unveiled on Saturday, 4th August 1923 by the Lord Bishop of Croydon. The Rt Hon Lord Carson had been due to unveil the memorial but he was unwell on the day of the ceremony. Westgate’s official war memorial had been a recreation ground in Lymington Road which was opened in the autumn of 1920. The ex-servicemen of Westgate were, however, unhappy about the town’s official war memorial being in the form of a recreation ground. The ex-servicemen wanted a memorial which would act as a focus for remembrance services of the town’s war dead - hence the name of the memorial as the ‘British Legion Memorial’. By the 1930s, the ‘British Legion Memorial’ had become Westgate’s War Memorial and the recreation ground largely forgotten as being a war memorial.
Under local government re-organisation in 1935, the rural civil parish of Westgate-on-Sea was incorporated in the Borough of Margate.
The WWII tablet was unveiled by the Mayor of Margate (Councillor Mrs Beatrice Giles) on Sunday, 4th May 1952.
WESTGATE-ON-SEA WAR MEMORIAL