All Hallows

Kea War Memorial
WWI Memorial at Kea

Alms Dish – Photograph (PWDRO 116/79); date unknown

As might be expected, this is a small wooden plate carved with a decorative border.

WWI Memorial – Photograph (PWDRO 244/2); probably 1920

The photograph of this wooden plaque is merely labelled war memorial, with no indication of where it was to be placed, although a rough index at the back of this album states ‘near Truro’. However, several names on the memorial tally with men living in Kea in the 1911 census. This deduction was verified by a visit to the church in August 2016, when it was found to be located in the rather charming rustic south porch of 1897. A memorial cross to the same men was unveiled in the churchyard in March 1920 (West Briton, 1920) and it is likely that the plaque is of a similar date. A memorial window to one of these men (Arthur Donald Sowell) is situated within All Hallows church.


PWDRO 116/79 Photograph. Kea. Alms Dish.

PWDRO 244/2 Photograph Album. Various. Woodcarvings.

West Briton (1920) Kea’s Dead Honoured. Unveiling of Memorial Cross. 11 March p. 4.