Plaque | War dead | WW1, WW2

Kew Gardens war memorial

Inscription

To the glory of God and in honoured memory of the members of the Kew Guild and staff of the Royal Botanic Gdns Kew who gave their lives in the Great War 1914 - 1919.
{37 names listed in alphabetical sequence. See Subjects commemorated for the list.}
Floreat Kew

{On a matching panel added below:}
1939 - 1945
{14 names listed in no particular sequence that we can detect. See Subjects commemorated for the list.}

‘Floreat Kew’, meaning ‘May Kew Flourish’ is the motto of the Kew Guild. 

Site: Kew Gardens war memorial (2 memorials)

TW9, Kew Gardens, Temple of Arethusa

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Kew Gardens war memorial

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World War 1

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World War 2

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Members of Kew Guild and staff of Royal Botanic Gdns Kew lost in WW1, WW2

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Pte. Arthur Edwin Baggs

Canadian Seaforth Highlanders

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Kew Gardens war memorial

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Kew Gardens

Officially, The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. They originated in the garden o...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Verdun oak bench

Verdun oak bench

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