United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

St Michael and All Angels Parishioners

Our Ref: 18049

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Address

St Michaels Court (Formerly St Michael and All Angels Church)
St Leonards Rd
Bromley by Bow
GREATER LONDON
England
E14 6PH
 
Type:Sculptured/Cast Group
Denomination:Church of England
Other Location Details:

The church is in the Bromley Central Ward of Poplar

OS Map Ref:TQ 373 815

Inscription

TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THE MEN FROM/ THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ THEIR NAME/ LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ (NAMES)

(WORDING DIFFERS IN THE TWO NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS, BUT IS AS ABOVE)
UNVEILED BY H.R.H. THE DUKE OF YORK DECEMBER 4TH 1920

(ON LOWEST STEP) IN MEMORY OF ALL ARMED SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN FROM THIS BOROUGH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY BETWEEN 1939-1945

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
SCULPTUREMARBLE - CARRARA   Good
BaseGRANITE - CORNISH   Unknown
MEMORIALUNKNOWN13 FT 6 IN7 FT Good

Physical Description

Figure of Christ with one hand raised in blessing and the other holding a wreath above the head of a kneeling warrior in the armour of a Crusader. Names inscribed on the panels on the pedestal which is on three steps. Memorial is suurrounded by low railings.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:242
Served & Returned0
Died242
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
Other relevant InformationDetails of name list not known/partially known
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, forename
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died0
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial?None
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

27 Sep. 1973: Listed Grade IISome letters are missing.

Ceremonies

Date:04 December 1920
RolePerformed By
Unveiled HRH THE DUKE OF YORK
DedicatedBishop Suffragan of Stepney

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Public
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:£900 Approx
Comments on Costs:

Money was raised via an appeal, a football match and tickets for a Special Matinee Performance at the Queen's Theatre, High Street on Saturday April 24th 1920

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
MR A R ADAMSUnknown

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments: 
Photographs:7
Other Documents:Listing description (ID 206227)
Form / Letter:O
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publications:2
Press Cuttings:3
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
Official Guide to the Metropolitan Borough of PoplarAuthority of the Poplar Boroug19271927 
Daily Telegraph  06 December 1920 
East End News  10 December 1920 
Daily Graphic  06 December 1920 
Fundraising Literature  UndatedPublic War Memorial, Poplar (Appeal for Funds)
Cockney Ancestor  35 / No 61 Winter 1993-4 
The Great War Memory and Ritual: Commemoration in the City and East London 1916-1939Connelly, Mark200239, 43, 53, 55, 61, 62, 65.