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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Redbridge
Town
Wanstead
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Maker
Newbury Abbot Trent RBS
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2127
Current location

Roadside
High St
Wanstead
Redbridge
Greater London
E11 2AA
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 40338 88693
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Bronze figure surmounts square Portland stone base. Green marble facing with names inscribed on it on base Figure is of Winged Victory, half draped, as she carries 4 palm leaves and wears laurel wreath on her head. Shield, crown, furled flags above inscribed plaque
Inscription
ON COLUMN: MEN OF WANSTEAD / WHOM THEIR NEIGHBOURS / HEREBY COMMEMORATE / HERE NUMBERED AMONG / THOSE WHO IN THE / GREAT WAR / AT THE CALL OF / KING AND COUNTRY / LEFT ALL THAT WAS / DEAR TO THEM / ENDURED HARDSHIP / FACED DANGER AND / FINALLY PASSED OUT OF / THE SIGHT OF MEN BY / THE PATH OF DUTY AND / SELF SACRIFICE GIVING UP / THEIR OWN LIVES THAT / OTHERS MIGHT / LIVE IN / FREEDOM / LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER / SEE TO IT THAT THEIR / SACRIFICE WAS NOT IN VAIN / 1914-1918 / AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE / MEN AND WOMEN WHO LAID / DOWN THEIR LIVES / IN THE 1939-1945 WAR / WE WILL REMEMBER THEM PLAQUE: Afghanistan casualty (NAME) (exact inscription unknown)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allnut, A.e.
Alston, H.e.
Andrews, A.
Andrews, C.
Andrews, C.c.
Andrews, P.h.
Aylott, F.
Aylott, T.s.
Ayton, V.j.
Barnes, A.j.
See details for all 199 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 192
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 192
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: depth 1800mm, height C. 7000mm, width 1800mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
  • Wanstead 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
2013, September: site is regularly maintained. Plaque was added to original memorial.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Redbridge Borough Council
Reference
  • Buildings of England series by Various London 5 east (2005) p.362
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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