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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Tower Hamlets
Town
Bethnal Green
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16 January 1904
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
56597
Current location

Memorial is on the south wall in the south aisle
St John on Bethanal Green
Cambridge Heath Rd And Roman Rd
Bethnal Green
Tower Hamlets
Greater London
E2 9PA
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 350 828
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Brass plaque with an oak leaf and acorn border. A second smaller plaque is placed below the main one referring to the donor and unveiling.
Inscription
Upper plaque: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE UNDERMENTIONED NON-COM: OFFICERS AND SAPPER OF/ THE EAST LONDON ROYAL ENGINEERS (VOL)/ WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR/ 1900-1902/ (Names) Lower plaque: THIS PLAQUE WAS PRESENTED BY/ THE LATE (...) WILLIAM WHETHERLEY, VD COMMANDING OFFICER/ OF THE EAST LONDON ROYAL ENGINEERS (VOLUNTEERS)/ (...) HIS DEATH ON THE 9TH OF JANUARY (...)/ AND UNVEILED BY MAJOR GENERAL W. R. (...) C.B., D.S.O.,. R.E./ INSPECTOR GENERAL (...) 16 JANUARY 1904
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,additional
    Order of information: rank,additional
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: Memorial was paid for by the commanding officer.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference

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