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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Newham
Town
Manor Park
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22nd December 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12327
Current location

Section 55 West
Grave 13
Manor Park Cemetery
Sebert Road
Manor Park
Newham
Greater London
E7 0JT
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 41494 85781
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Plain latin cross rising from rough hewn rock and naval anchor, set on a plinth with rope decoration on each corner.
Inscription
IN MEMORIAM/ FIRST CLASS BOY JOHN TRAVERS/ CORNWELL VC/ BORN 8TH JANUARY 1900/ DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED AT/ THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND/ 2ND JUNE 1916/ THIS STONE WAS ERECTED/ BY SCHOLARS AND EX-SCHOLARS/ OF SCHOOLS IN EAST HAM/ "IT IS NOT WEALTH OR ANCESTRY/ BUT HONOURABLE CONDUCT AND A NOBLE/ DISPOSITION THAT MAKES MAN GREAT" ALSO: ARTHUR FREDERICK/ CORNWELL/ BORN 30TH DECEMBER 1887/ KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE/ ON 29TH AUGUST 1918
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Frederick, Arthur F
Travers, John T
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, year of death, regiment, place of death, forename, manner of death, additional, decorations, surname.
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Rank, date of birth, year of death, regiment, place of death, forename, surname, manner of death, decoration.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 760mm, height 3000mm, width 760mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • The John Travers Cornwell VC Memorial and Family Grave Marker
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
NEWHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL

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