Stepney Boys Home - WW1
12 Guardian Ave
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 59868 79959
A white stone cross, octagonal in section, mounted on an octagonal plinth on a four-stepped base. A carved wreath is draped over the head of the cross and the lettering is in black inlaid block capitals on six faces of the plinth.
6 o'clock face: THIS MEMORIAL/ IS ERECTED IN MEMORY/ OF THE STEPNEY BOYS/ WHO LAID DOWN THEIR/ LIVES DURING THE/ GREAT WAR,/ 1914-1918./ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO/ MAN THAN THIS, THAT A/ MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE/ FOR HIS FRIENDS."/ JOHN XX 13. 8 o'clock face: (Names) 9 o'clock face: (Names) 12 o'clock face: COUNCILLOR J. D. HAMLYN/ CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD/ (1918-1919)/ MR. GEORGE LEWIS/ CHAIRMAN OF THE/ CHILDREN'S HOMES &/ APPRENTICING COMMITTEE/ (1915-1919) 3 o'clock face: (Names)
Names on memorial
First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 25
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,forename,additional
Order of information: additional,surname,forename
2005: Renovated by Persimmon Homes. Nature of renovation work is unknown.
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Romford Recorder 02 July 2004 Brief history of memorial and proposals for future development.
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