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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Tower Hamlets
Town
Limehouse
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Mr Arthur G Walker RA (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28th May 1921
    Attended by: GENERAL THE LORD BYNG OF VIMY
  • Dedicated
    Date: 28th May 1921
    Attended by: Rev. J. B. Birch
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
625
Current location

St Anne's Church
7 Three Colt Street
Limehouse
Tower Hamlets
Greater London
E14 8GL
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 36785 81039
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Figure of Christ. Bronze representation depicts a trench scene. This is a duplicate of Walkers Panel on the old Salopians memorials, Shrewsbury. (Our reference 14013)
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF/GOD/AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF LIMEHOUSE WHO FELL IN/THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS/OF ANY NAMES NOT ENGRAVED IN PERISHABLE STONE/GOD HOLDS ETERNAL RECORD IN HIS HEART ALONE/
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbas, J R A
Abbott, J
Adams, E T
Adams, J
Aldridge, J W
Allender, W G
Ames, A E
Amos, W
Auger, H J
Bacon, J
See details for all 458 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 458
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 458
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 28th May 1921
  • Dundee Evening Telegraph - Monday 30 May 1921 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000563/19210530/023/0002 WAR MEMORIAL UNVEILED BY LORD BYNG. A war memorial to 458 men of Limehouse who made the supreme sacrifice was unveiled General Lord Byng of Vimy. "They all died," Lord Byng said. doing a simple thing, but yet a greater thing. The simple thing was by doing their duty; the greater thing was laying down their lives for their country." The memorial is a pillar of Portland stone bearing the 458 names, a battlefield scene in bronze, surmounted by a large bronze statue of Christ. It is situated in the churchyard of Anne's, Commercial Road, E., whose rector, the Rev. J. B. Birch, officiated at the dedication ceremony.
  • Unveiling ceremony
  • East London Advertiser 7 / 4 June 1921 Unveiling ceremony
  • CHRISTIAN ICONOGRAPHY AND FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS/IWM REVIEW NO.6 by MORIARTY, C 72,74 Source: Home NIWM Published:IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM 1991 LONDON

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