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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
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28th May 1921
    Attended by: GENERAL THE LORD BYNG OF VIMY
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
625
Current location
  • St Anne in the East Church
    7 Three Colt Street
    Limehouse
    Tower Hamlets
    Greater London
    E14 8GL
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 36785 81039
    Denomination: Church of England
Description
FIGURE OF CHRIST FIRST BRONZE REPRESENTATION DEPICTS A TRENCH SCENE. THIS IS A DUPLICATE OF WALKERS PANEL ON THE OLD SALOPIANS MEMORIAL, SHREWSBURY (NIWM 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 ENHRAVED IN PERISHABLE STONE/GOD HOLDS ETERNAL RECORD IN HIS HEART ALONE/
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 458
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 458
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: surname
Listing information
Condition
History
BRONZE TRENCH SCENE IS MUCH LESS DETAILED THAN OLD SALOPIANS MEMORIAL AND MORE VAGUELY DEFINED. UNCLEAR WHETHER THIS IS A RESULT OF CASTING DIFFERENCES OR OF WEAR TO THE LIMEHOUSE EXAMPLE.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 28th May 1921
  • 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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