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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Waltham Forest
Town
Highams Park
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25th February 2011
    Attended by: Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
90634
Current location

Hale End Library
Castle Avenue
Highams Park
Waltham Forest
Greater London
E4 9QD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 38666 91941
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • British Xylonite (Halex) Factory
    Highams Park
    Waltham Forest
    Greater London
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Two cast bronze plaques within bronze frames. The First World War plaque is topped by a laurel wreath in relief. Both inscriptions are in gilded capital lettering. There is also an associated note explaining the provenance of the two plaques.
Inscription
Explanatory note: The British Xylonite (Halex) War Memorial The British Xylonite (Halex) factory was a major feature of life in Highams Park from 1897 until the early 1970s. During both World Wars a number of men answered their country's call and joined the forces. Sadly a number lost their lives. A war memorial was erected in the grounds of the factory to honour their dead. In 1971 the war memorial plaques were taken to another Xylonite factory at Brantham in Suffolk for safe keeping. After a gap of nearly forty years these plaques were returned to Highams Park and unveiled in a ceremony at Hale End Library by the Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith on 25th February 2011 as a permanent memorial to those brave men of The British Xylonite. WW1 plaque: IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL/ MEMORY OF THE GALLANT/ MEN WHO LEFT THIS PLACE/ TO FIGHT IN THE CAUSE/ OF LIBERTY AND JUSTICE/ AND WHO LAID DOWN THEIR/ LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 TO 1919/ (Names)/ "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE" WW2 plaque: IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL/ MEMORY OF THEIR COMRADES/ WHO DIED FOR THE SAME CAUSE/ DURING THE YEARS/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ames, C
Andrews, A
Baird, W
Brooke, T W
Brooks, A J
Burtt, J L
Carter, M M
Castle, J
Cox, H
Daflon, G
See details for all 51 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 44
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 44
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials and surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials and surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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