Upper North Street School Children
Poplar Recreation Ground
East India Dock Road
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 37727 80947
Angel on a 4-sided pillar, the upper part being shrine-like with 4 short black marble pillars. On a white stone stepped base.
Front face: IN MEMORY OF/ 18 CHILDREN/ WHO WERE KILLED/ BY A BOMB/ DROPPED FROM A/ GERMAN AEROPLANE/ UPON THE L.C.C./ SCHOOL - UPPER/ NORTH STREET-/ POPLAR - ON THE/ 13TH OF JUNE 1917./ ALFRED H. WARREN O.B.E./ MAYOR/ J.BUTEUX SKEGGS./ TOWN CLERK Front face, base: ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRITION/ A. R. ADAMS/ POPLAR Sides: (Names)
Names on memorial
First World War - civilians
Total names on memorial: 18
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname, year died, place of death, forename, manner of death, age of death
Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Measurements: height 10ft OA
Materials: Marble - Black
Attended by: MAJ. GEN. E.B. ASHMORE M.V.O., D.S.O., C.B.
Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: £218.10s.6d plus foundation for memorial £11.3s.6d.
Comments: Full list of costs published in East End News, 7 Oct 1919
Purpose: Part of the fund endowed two cots, one in the children's ward of Poplar Hospital, and another in the Lord Mayor's Home for Crippled Children at Alton. The balance paid for three graves for 16 of the victims in the East London Cemetery, th other two being
Details: Unknown or N/A
Unknown or N/A
News: (vars) 1919-1934 incl E.Ldn Observer; Daily Graphic;E.End New;Star;Daily Chronicle; E.Ldn .Advertiser;
LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN 201 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON
Our website http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.63088/fromUkniwmSearch/1
Buildings of England series by Various London 5 East (2005) p.650
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A P Hyde: 'The First Blitz' (2002) pp.156-7 and plates.
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