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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Tower Hamlets
Town
Poplar
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War - civilians
Maker
Mr A R Adams and Son
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23-06-1919
    Attended by: MAJ. GEN. E.B. ASHMORE M.V.O., D.S.O., C.B.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
56716
Current location

Poplar Recreation Ground
East India Dock Road
Poplar
Tower Hamlets
Greater London
E14 0BP
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 37727 80947
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Angel on a 4-sided pillar, the upper part being shrine-like with 4 short black marble pillars. On a white stone stepped base.
Inscription
Front face: IN MEMORY OF/ 18 CHILDREN/ WHO WERE KILLED/ BY A BOMB/ DROPPED FROM A/ GERMAN AEROPLANE/ UPON THE L.C.C./ SCHOOL - UPPER/ NORTH STREET-/ POPLAR - ON THE/ 13TH OF JUNE 1917./ ALFRED H. WARREN O.B.E./ MAYOR/ J.BUTEUX SKEGGS./ TOWN CLERK Front face, base: ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRITION/ A. R. ADAMS/ POPLAR Sides: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, year died, place of death, forename, manner of death, age of death
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 10ft OA
    Materials: Stone
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • War memorial to the children of Upper North Street School
  • 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
Costs

Comments: Full list of costs published in East End News, 7 Oct 1919
Memorial: £218.10s.6d plus foundation for memorial £11.3s.6d.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Part of the fund endowed two cots, one in the children's ward of Poplar Hospital, and another in the Lord Mayor's Home for Crippled Children at Alton. The balance paid for three graves for 16 of the victims in the East London Cemetery, th other two being
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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