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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Newham
Town
East Ham
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Robert Banks-Martin
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1921
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12324
Current location

Central Park
High Street South
East Ham
Newham
Greater London
E6 6DY
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 42688 83061
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cenotaph with domed pediment supported by four pillars and enclosing a decorative pinnacle. Panels on all four sides. Whole is mounted on a three stepped base. A bronze wreath is mounted between the two pillars at the front and rear faces.
Inscription
THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY/ OF EAST HAM'S BRAVEST SONS/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918 32ND (S) EAST HAM BATTALION/ THE ROYAL FUSILIERS/ NOVEMBER 1915 MARCH 1918/ PLOEGSTRAETE PASSCHAENDALE/ SOMME VIERSTRAAT ITALY/ NIEUPORT MESSINES IN MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS/ NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND/ MEN OF THE 32ND (S) EAST HAM/ BATTALION THE ROYAL FUSILIERS/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 THIS TABLET IS DEDICATED BY THE/ OFFICERS NON-COMMISSIONED/ OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE/ 141ST (EAST HAM) HEAVY BATTERY/ ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY/ TO THE MEMORY OF THEIR/ COMRADES WHO MADE THE/ SUPREME SACRIFICE DURING/ THE GREAT WAR
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Airmead, S H
Airplay, C
Allows, G
Ardell, S L
Armer, F
Armer, R
Arrance, F A
Arrant, W T
Clark, J
Dawson, A H
See details for all 550 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1824
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1824
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: depth 2000MM, height 8000MM, width 2000MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Central Park War Memorial, East Ham
  • 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
History
2000: VANDALISED (PANELS SPRAYED WITH GRAFFITI). C1990: RESTORED FOLLOWING GREAT STORM OF 1987.
Costs

Comments: Memorial designed gratis: the architect was Mayor of East Ham during WW1

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
LONDON BOROUGH OF NEWHAM
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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