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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Havering
Town
Romford
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
MR J W HAMMOND
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18th September 1921
    Attended by: LORD LAMBOURNE CVO
  • Rededicated
    Date: 10 November 1996
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Dedicated
    Date: 18th September 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12006
Current location

near Town Hall
Coronation Gardens
Main Rd
Romford
Havering
Greater London
RM
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 514 893
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Laurie Square
    Romford
    Havering
    Greater London
    RM
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Celtic Cross with shaft on tiered base, surmounted by a tapering plinth bearing inscription.
Inscription
TO/ THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND/ IN MEMORY OF/ THE/ PEOPLE OF ROMFORD/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE WARS OF/ 1914-1919/ 1939-1945/ THEIR NAME LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE. Plaque: The panels recording the names/ of the Townspeople of Romford/ who gave their lives in the/ second World War were added/ to this War Memorial on 10 November 1996. these names/ are also recorded on panels at the/ Romford War Memorial Old Folks / Club 21a Eastern Road
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, E W
Adams, S F
Agar, J J
Alabaster, R G
Allam, S P
Archer, C
Ault, G
Austin, H W
Baldwin, H S
Ball, C H
See details for all 351 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 361
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 361
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 255
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 255
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 141
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 141
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 4', height 15', width 4'
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • Romford War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £1000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
LOCAL AUTHORITY
Reference
  • Buildings of England series by Various London 5 East pp.196-197
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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