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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Hillingdon
Town
Hayes
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War - civilians
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2250

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Current location

Cherry Lane Cemetery
Cherry Lane
Hayes
Hillingdon
Greater London
UB3 1RN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 07972 78812
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone stele with inscription in black lettering and topped by image of laurel wreath commemorating workers killed when a V1 hit their air raid shelter.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF / (Names) / WAR WORKERS OF / THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY / WHO DIED THROUGH ENEMY ACTION / 7TH JULY 1944 / AND LIE BURIED HERE / (Names)/ WHO DIED ON THE SAME OCCASION / AND ARE BURIED ELSEWHERE / THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY THEIR / FELLOW WORKERS AND THE COMPANY.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Atkins, Edith
Baker, Ivy
Batchelor, Daisy
Bolton, John
Bourne, Maud
Bradstock, Alice
Bridges, Frank
Brooks, May
Bullock, Percy
Chalk, Edwin
See details for all 37 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 37
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 37
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland, Stone - York
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL CHERRY LANE CEMETERY
  • 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
Restored by the EMI Archive Trust in 1994 and again in 2009
Trust fund/Scholarship
Yes
Purpose: EMI Archive Trust maintain the memorial.
Reference
  • Hayes & Harlington Gazette - Wednesday, November 17, 1993 A Grandmother visited the cemetery and found the memorial badly neglected. She wrote to the Managing Director of EMI Music Services and he arranged for it to be restored by a local stonemason. The York stone slabs were relaid and the Portland stone memorial was cleaned and the letters enamelled. (photographs)
  • In memory of all EMI staff and the people of Hayes who lost their lives in the defence of our freedom. www.emiarchivetrust.org/in-memory-of-all-emi-staff-and-the-people-of-hayes-who-lost-their-lives-in-the-defence-of-our-freedom/ A surface air raid shelter at the EMI factory was hit by a flying bomb, killing 37 workers sheltering there.

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