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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
Castle Point
Town
Canvey Island
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Non-Specific Conflict
Maker
Eugene M Lawrence (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1932
    Attended by: Mrs George Woods, mother of one of the fallen
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
63835
Current location

Paddocks Garden
Canvey Island
Castle Point
Essex
SS8 0JA
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 79716 83292
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Jones Corner
    Corner of Craven Avenue and Long Road
    Canvey Island
    Castle Point
    Essex
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Red brick wall with square pillars and flanking walls half the height of the main wall. These are ended in square pillars, and the front section of the centre wall has a smooth slope. There is a crucifix in relief on each of the central pillars, laid with dark red bricks. A stone tablet (reference 22812) is top centre, and a metal plaque (reference 22804) is below this. There is a metal plaque on each of the flanking walls. On its original site there was a fountain- now lost
Inscription
WW1 plaque: IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE/ MEN OF CANVEY ISLAND/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ (Names) Tablet: FOR ALL THOSE WHO FELL/ IN SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY/ LEST WE FORGET
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Non-Specific Conflict
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Roof
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
  • Garden
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Fountain
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
History
In its original location on Jones Corner the WW1 memorial comprised of what is now the central section of the wall, with the WW1 plaque (ref 22804) and a tiled roof. There was a surrounding garden and a stone drinking fountain in front. The wall was relocated, and the flanking walls, pillars and front slope were later additions. The tablet (ref 22812) was added. 1950s: wall moved to Paddocks Garden, plaque (ref 22804) removed.
Costs

Comments: 1926: land for the original site donated by George H J Chambers.

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

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