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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Epping Forest
Town
Waltham Abbey
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Local Clergy/Dignitaries (Designer)
J W HANCHETT (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27-03-1921
    Attended by: Lt General Sir Francis Lloyd GCVO KCB DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27-03-1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2235
Current location

Inside church at the west end
The Abbey Church of the Holy Cross & St Lawrence
Highbridge Street
Waltham Abbey
Epping Forest
Essex
EN9 1DJ
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 38118 00657
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Large castellated polished marble tablet with further tablet inset and framed rosso antico marble with a surround of sicilian, with inlaid crosses in sienna and tinos. Enclosed within a raised dais, base and rails.
Inscription
(Across top): Lest We Forget (MAIN TABLET): THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION IN GRATEFUL AND REVERENTIAL REMEMBRANCE OF THE / LOFTY PATRIOTISM, COURAGEOUS SERVICE AND NOBLE SELF-SACRIFICEOF THE OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS / AND MEN OF THE ARMY AND SEAMEN OF THE ROYAL NAVY FROM THE PARISH WHO WERE KILLED IN ACTION / DIED OF WOUNDS OR DISEASE OR WERE DROWNED DURING THE GREAT WAR OF 1914 TO 1918 / THEY LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO THE DEATH REV. XII, 2 / THESE NOBLY PLAYED THEIR PARTS, THESE HEARD THE CALL FOR GOD AND KING AND HOME. THESE GAVE THEIR ALL / ALL YE WHO PASS IN QUEST OF PEACEFUL HOURS, STREW HERE THE FRAGRANCE OF MEMORIAL FLOWERS, / BEHOLD THE PRICE AT WHICH THESE HOURS WERE BOUGHT, THE SILENT TRIBUTE OF A GRATEFUL THOUGHT (INSET TABLET): ALL THEY HAD HOPED FOR, ALL THEY HAD, THEY GAVE / (NAMES) / BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE. REV. II, 10
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, P M E
Allison, A W
Anderson, J C
Avis, A J
Avis, H G
Avis, W J
Barker, A E
Barnard, F
Beeching, D H
Beeching, H W
See details for all 183 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 183
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 183
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 51
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 51
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initial, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 1120mm, height 4000mm, width 3700mm
    Materials: Marble - Sicilian, Marble - White, Marble - Sienna
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Sienna
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Hertfordshire Mercury 2 Apr 1921
  • Research files of Richard Morris OBE No.4

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