Limehouse

WM reference
625
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 28th May 1921
Current location

St Anne in the East Church
7 Three Colt Street
Limehouse
Tower Hamlets
Greater London
E14 8GL
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 36785 81039
Denomination: Church of England

Description

FIGURE OF CHRIST FIRST BRONZE REPRESENTATION DEPICTS A TRENCH SCENE. THIS IS A DUPLICATE OF WALKERS PANEL ON THE OLD SALOPIANS MEMORIAL, SHREWSBURY (NIWM 14013)

Inscription

TO THE GLORY OF/GOD/AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF LIMEHOUSE WHO FELL IN/THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS/OF ANY NAMES NOT ENHRAVED IN PERISHABLE STONE/GOD HOLDS ETERNAL RECORD IN HIS HEART ALONE/

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Abbas, J R A
Abbott, J
Adams, J
Adams, E T
Aldridge, J W
Allender, W G
Ames, A E
Amos, W
Auger, H J
Bacon, T
See details for all 458 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 458
Served and returned: 0
Died: 458
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Component

Figure
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 28th May 1921
Attended by: GENERAL THE LORD BYNG OF VIMY

History

BRONZE TRENCH SCENE IS MUCH LESS DETAILED THAN OLD SALOPIANS MEMORIAL AND MORE VAGUELY DEFINED. UNCLEAR WHETHER THIS IS A RESULT OF CASTING DIFFERENCES OR OF WEAR TO THE LIMEHOUSE EXAMPLE.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 28th May 1921

Reference

CHRISTIAN ICONOGRAPHY AND FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS/IWM REVIEW NO.6 by MORIARTY, C 72,74 Source: Home NIWM Published:IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM 1991 LONDON

Reference

East London Advertiser 7 / 4 June 1921 Unveiling ceremony

Reference

Unveiling ceremony

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