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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other structure
District
Newham
Town
Bromley By Bow
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12644
Current location

Works straddle Tower Hamlets and Newham Boundary (River Lea). Memorial east of River and thus in Newham. Garden of former Gas Museum.
Twelve Trees Cr
Bromley By Bow
Newham
Greater London
E3 3TE
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 385 824
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Circle of columns with seating in between and an ornate wrought iron dome above. At centre of structure is a stone block bearing two plaques, one for each of the world wars. WW1 plaque has an angel relief dressed in armour with sword. WW2 plaque has coat of arms in top left corner.
Inscription
Upper plaque: THESE MEN DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ (Names)/ 1914-1919/ THE GAS LIGHT AND COKE COMPANY. Lower plaque:TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THE/ COMPANY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR/ OF 1939-1945 REQUIESCANT IN PACE./ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, T E A
Algar, C F
Allaway, H
Alletson, R H
Allison, A
Anderson, J
Anderson, R F
Andrews, L J
Andrews, S J
Archer, S G
See details for all 548 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 548
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 548
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: initials, surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 402
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 402
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: initials, surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 3000mm, width 2400mm
    Materials: Stone, Cast Iron
  • Roof
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Cast Iron
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
2011: Upper plaque damaged. 2008, 9 April: Listed Grade II 2006, August: Plaques stolen. Replacements being discussed.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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