St Michael And All Angels Parishioners

Our reference
18049
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 04 December 1920
  • Dedicated : 04 December 1920

Current location

St Michaels Court (Formerly St Michael and All Angels Church),St Leonards Rd,Bromley By Bow,Tower Hamlets,Greater London,E14 6PH,England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 373 815
Denomination: Church of England

Description

Figure of Christ with one hand raised in blessing and the other holding a wreath above the head of a kneeling warrior in the armour of a Crusader. Names inscribed on the panels on the pedestal which is on three steps. Memorial is suurrounded by low railings.

Inscription

TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THE MEN FROM/ THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ THEIR NAME/ LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ (NAMES) (WORDING DIFFERS IN THE TWO NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS, BUT IS AS ABOVE) UNVEILED BY H.R.H. THE DUKE OF YORK DECEMBER 4TH 1920 (ON LOWEST STEP) IN MEMORY OF ALL ARMED SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN FROM THIS BOROUGH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY BETWEEN 1939-1945

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 242
Served and returned: 0
Died: 242
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,forename
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Base
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Granite - Cornish
Listed?: No

Component

Memorial
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 13 FT 6 IN , width 7 FT
Materials: Unknown
Listed?: No

Component

Sculpture
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Marble - Carrara
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 04 December 1920
Attended by: HRH THE DUKE OF YORK KG

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 04 December 1920
Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Stepney

History

27 Sep. 1973: Listed Grade IISome letters are missing.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: £900 Approx
Comments: Money was raised via an appeal, a football match and tickets for a Special Matinee Performance at the Queen's Theatre, High Street on Saturday April 24th 1920

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

Official Guide to the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar by Authority of the Poplar Boroug 1927 Published:Ed. J. Burrow and Co. Ltd. 1927 Cheltenham

Reference

Daily Telegraph 06 December 1920

Reference

East End News 10 December 1920

Reference

Daily Graphic 06 December 1920

Reference

Fundraising Literature Undated Public War Memorial, Poplar (Appeal for Funds)

Reference

Cockney Ancestor 35 / No 61 Winter 1993-4

Reference

The Great War Memory and Ritual: Commemoration in the City and East London 1916-1939 by Connelly, Mark 39, 43, 53, 55, 61, 62, 65. Published:The Royal Historical Society 2002

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