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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Newham
Town
Plaistow
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22nd February 1917
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12373

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Current location

East London Cemetery
Grange Road
Plaistow
Newham
Greater London
E13 0HB
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 39856 82745
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
CELTIC CROSS ON PLAIN PLINTH DECORATED AS BELOW. FACE 1 DECORATED WITH BRONZE CAP, SWORD AND RIFLE. FACE 3 DECORATED WITH BRONZE ANCHOR
Inscription
(1) TO/ THE MEMORY OF/ THE SONS/ OF/ THE BRITISH EMPIRE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE CAUSE/ OF/ RIGHTEOUSNESS/ FREEDOM AND HONOUR/ IN THE WAR/ OF/ 1914 - 1918/ "REST ETERNAL GRANT THEM/ O LORD AND LET LIGHT PERPETUAL/ SHINE UPON THEM (2) IN/ SYMPATHY/ WITH/ THE ORPHAN/ THE WIDOW/ THE SONLESS PARENT/ "GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS/ FROM THEIR EYES" (3) TO/ COMMEMORATE/ THE RIGHTEOUS/ ALLIANCE/ OF/ THE BRITISH EMPIRE/ FRANCE/ RUSSIA/ JAPAN/ BELGIUM/ SERBIA/ ITALY/ MONTENEGRO/ ROUMANIA/ PORTUGAL/ US AMERICA/ "HONOUR ABOVE ALL" (4) IN/ GRATITUDE/ TO/ OUR/ MAIMED AND BROKEN/ HEROES/ BY/ WHOSE/ ANGUISH/ WE HAVE/ PEACE/ "DEEDS NOT WORDS" (5) THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY THE/ DIRECTORS OF THE/ EAST LONDON CEMETERY CO. LTD/ 22 FEBRUARY 1917
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Copper
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 2.5M, height 8M, width 2.5M
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • East London Cemetery Company War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
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  • Historic England
Condition
History
SOME STAINING BUT GENERALLY GOOD
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Responsibility
EAST LONDON CEMETERY COMPANY LTD

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