At present no image of this war memorial is available for online display. If you have a photograph of this war memorial, please send it to memorials@iwm.org.uk for inclusion on the Register. The image will be credited to yourself and free for reuse for non-commercial purposes by others under the IWM Non Commercial Licence.

Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Tower Hamlets
Town
Bromley By Bow
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR A R ADAMS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 04 December 1920
    Attended by: HRH THE DUKE OF YORK KG
  • Dedicated
    Date: 04 December 1920
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Stepney
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
18049
Current location

The church is in the Bromley Central Ward of Poplar
St Michaels Court (Formerly St Michael and All Angels Church)
St Leonards Rd
Bromley By Bow
Tower Hamlets
Greater London
E14 6PH
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 373 815
Denomination: Church of England

View location on Google Maps
Description
Figure of Christ with one hand raised in blessing and the other holding a wreath above the head of a kneeling warrior in the armour of a Crusader. Names inscribed on the panels on the pedestal which is on three steps. Memorial is suurrounded by low railings.
Inscription
TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THE MEN FROM/ THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ THEIR NAME/ LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ (NAMES) (WORDING DIFFERS IN THE TWO NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS, BUT IS AS ABOVE) UNVEILED BY H.R.H. THE DUKE OF YORK DECEMBER 4TH 1920 (ON LOWEST STEP) IN MEMORY OF ALL ARMED SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN FROM THIS BOROUGH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY BETWEEN 1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 242
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 242
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Carrara
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 13 FT 6 IN, width 7 FT
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
  • 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
History
27 Sep. 1973: Listed Grade IISome letters are missing.
Costs

Comments: Money was raised via an appeal, a football match and tickets for a Special Matinee Performance at the Queen's Theatre, High Street on Saturday April 24th 1920
Memorial: £900 Approx

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Official Guide to the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar by Authority of the Poplar Boroug 1927 Published:Ed. J. Burrow and Co. Ltd. 1927 Cheltenham
  • The Great War Memory and Ritual: Commemoration in the City and East London 1916-1939 by Connelly, Mark 39, 43, 53, 55, 61, 62, 65. Published:The Royal Historical Society 2002
  • Cockney Ancestor 35 / No 61 Winter 1993-4
  • Fundraising Literature Undated Public War Memorial, Poplar (Appeal for Funds)
  • Daily Graphic 06 December 1920
  • East End News 10 December 1920
  • Daily Telegraph 06 December 1920

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.

This information is made available under a Creative Commons BY-NC licence.

This means you may reuse it for non-commercial purposes only and must attribute it to us using the following statement:

© WMR-18049

For queries, please contact memorials@iwm.org.uk.