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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Epping Forest
Town
Chigwell
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: December 1996
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Rededicated
    Date: 19th April 2001
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22413

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Current location

Next to Shell filling station
Montpellier House
120 Manor Rd
Chigwell
Epping Forest
Essex
IG7 5PY
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 44187 92232
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Shanes PH
    Crossroads Of Manor Rd And Fencepiece Rd
    Chigwell
    Epping Forest
    Essex
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 442 923
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Large granite stone with bronze plaque bearing the inscription in relief. Commemorates those killed when a land mine exploded at the public house in 1941, 20 were buried in a communal grave but the total number killed appears to be around 35 or 40.
Inscription
CHIGWELL PARISH COUNCIL/ IN MEMORY/ OF/ ALL THOSE WHO WERE KILLED ON/ APRIL 19 1941 AT 9.45PM/ WHEN AN ENEMY PARACHUTE MINE/ EXPLODED ON THIS SITE DESTROYING/ THE PRINCE OF WALES PUBLIC HOUSE/ AND ADJOINING HOUSES./ TWENTY ARE BURIED IN A COMMUNAL/ GRAVE IN ST MARY'S CHURCHYARD/ MANY OTHERS WERE BURIED PRIVATELY/ DECEMBER 1996
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: year died,place of death,place of burial,manner of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: depth c1000mm, height c1500mm, width c1000mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
History
2001: 'AFTER THE BATTLE' MAGAZINE SPONSORED A COMPLETE REFURBISHMENT OF THE AREA FOR THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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