Erected in 1920 and dedicated on 19 November 1920, Lamberhurst Village War Memorial is situated on School Hill, on the bank opposite to the former school where many of the fallen in World War I would have spent their boyhood days. The Memorial is a simple Celtic cross on a rough hewn plinth and raised dais. On it are listed the names of he 37 fatalities from the First World War; to which, at a later date, were added the names of the ten fatalities from the Second World War. Of those who fell in the First World War there are, at least, two sets of brothers. Lance Corporal Alban Bailey was aged 28 when he was killed in action on 11 August 1918. His brother, Private Carl Bailey, was killed in action two years earlier on 2 September 1916 when he was aged 26. Private Albert Manktelow was aged 37 when he was killed in action on 1 November 1916. His younger brother,Rifleman Frederick Manktelow, was aged 33 when he was killed in action on 16 August 1917. On the day I visited the Memorial there were a number of pebbles on it. According to an Eastern European folklore belief, stones and rocks were placed on a gravestone to prevent the deceased from rising up and escaping the body as a spirit to return to their family and cause trouble, or to torment others. It is also a Jewish custom to place a stone or a pebble on a headstone to indicate that you have visited the grave and to indicate reaspect for the deceased. Today, leaving a stone is viewed more as a tradition of remembrance. Hopefully, that is why the pebbles were placed on the Memorial, rather than following the Eastern European folklore!