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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hospital / Clinic
District
Redbridge
Town
Newbury Park
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
C J Dawson and Allardyce (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 25 Jun 1927
    Attended by: HRH Princess Patricia Lady Ramsay
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
58236
Current location

Ilford War Memorial Gardens
Ilford War Memorial Hall
Eastern Avenue
Newbury Park
Redbridge
Greater London
IG2 7HY
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 44762 88268
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Memorial was originally the childrens ward of the Ilford Emergency Hospital. Tablets listing the names of those who had died were placed in the entrance hall. The ward was demolished with the rest of the hospital but the entrance to it was saved and now forms the current memorial which takes the form of a memorial hall. Name tablets remain in situ and are placed on the walls of the hall.
Inscription
Over entrance to the hall: ILFORD/ WAR MEMORIAL/ CHILDRENS WING/ ERECTED A.D. 1927 Tablets: IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE ILFORD MEN WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919. THESE ARE THE DEAD THAT DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE AND ENJOY LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS./ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, F R
Abrahams, S
Acheson, F
Adams, C H
Adams, F C
Adams, H
Adams, J W
Aedy, E G
Aggus, W J D
Aitken, A
See details for all 1174 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1159
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1159
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Hospital
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Hall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • ILFORD 1914 TO 1918 WAR MEMORIAL
  • 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
1995: Grade 2 listed. 2009: The Hall is open to visitors on selected days, please see the Ilford Memorial Gardens website for details. 2003-2005: Memorials and garden restored by Bellway Homes as part of a £500,000 package of initiatives for the wider community. Bellway intends to set up a dowry for the new owners or a trust to help pay for any future maintenance. 1990's and early 2000's: Original King George's Hospital closed and a new one was built further down along Eastern Avenue. Site acquired by Bellway to build homes on. Most of the original buildings were demolished apart from the entrance to the Children's Ward. However, its fate was uncertain and the building and gardens suffered vandalism. Local residents, supported by the War Memorials Trust and the Western Front Association, successfully campaigned for it to be saved and restored. Date unknown: Hospital was renamed King George Hospital
Costs

Site: £800
Memorial: c £8,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Ilford Recorder 19 June 1925; 01 July 1927; 17 November 1983; 15 November 1984; 16 November 1989; 21 October 1993; 25 May 1995
  • www.ilfordmemorialgardens.org.
  • Buildings of England series by Various London 5 East (2005) p.330
  • Western Front Association Branch Newsletter Date not known / p5; 8-11 / July 2007 no 218 Essex Branch newsletter
  • Leaflet 23 Jun 2007 Ilford War Memorial Gardens Open Day
  • Yellow Advertiser 18 August 2005 Redbridge Edition
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 15 August 2004
  • Ilford and Redbridge Weekly Post 21 February 2003; 25 April 2003
  • Unidentified Newspaper/Magazine unknown Article about plans to demolish the hospital
  • Ilford Guardian 01 July 1927
  • Listed Buildings Online www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-433204-ilford-1914-to-1918-war-memorial-greater

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