They "have done that which was" their duty to do
The idea of a war memorial in Goudhurst was discussed as early as 1919 but it was not until November 1924 that Goudhurst's War Memorial was unveiled. The names of the 60 Goudhurst casualties from The Great War are recorded on the Memorial and so are the names of the 5 male and 1 female who died during the Second World War. The plaque bearing the names of the World War 2 casualties was unveiled on 22 August 1948 by Viscount Allenby. In 2013 funds were raised for restoration of the Memorial in time for the centenary of the commencement of the First World War. The refurbishment was completed well before 4 August 2014. Of the 60 names recorded for World War I, these show that there were brothers who were killed. There were two brothers named Clarke, who were the sons of the then Vicar of Goudhurst, there were two brothers named Penfold and two brothers named Vousden. The name Luck appears four times. These were two sets of brothers. As one of the plaques says they "have done that which was" their duty to do.
Written 23 January 2020
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