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Memorial details

Memorial type
Memorial homes / Alms houses
District
Havering
Town
Hornchurch
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1928
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
48021
Current location

The cottages are located at the junction of Station Lane
and Suttons Avenue. There is a plaque on a brick pillar at the gate to the memorial cottages.
114-124
Cornwell Cottages
Station Lane
Hornchurch
Havering
Greater London
RM12 6LX
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 54021 86523
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three pairs of brick-built cottages set in own grounds bounded by a low wall and railings with entrance gate. Plaque on gate-post at left (originally in brass but was stolen and replaced). Each house has three bedrooms, sitting room, dining room, kitchen and coal-house (later converted to bath-rooms). Each has a small garden at rear.
Inscription
NATIONAL MEMORIAL/ TO/ JOHN CORNWELL V.C./ BOY (1ST CLASS) NO J42563/ H.M.S. CHESTER./ DIED OF WOUNDS./ BATTLE OF JUTLAND/ MAY 31 1916.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Cornwell, John
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, decorations, rank, regiment, manner of death, place of death, date of death.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 10mm, height 575mm, width 490mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: £850
Memorial: £6,344-1-7

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Administered by trustees, Brentwood, Essex.
Reference
  • Evans, Brian. Bygone Hornchurch & Upminster. Chichester, Phillimore & Co. Ltd, 1990.
  • "Question. What became of six cottages built for retired seamen in Hornchurch, Essex, in memory of Jack Cornwell, who won a VC as a boy seaman in World War 1?" Daily Mail, 26 June 2002, p.53.

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