United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Limehouse

Our Ref: 625

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Photos

Limehouse, (© Duncan Sutherland)Limehouse, (© Duncan Sutherland)Limehouse, (© Duncan Sutherland)

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Address

St Anne in the East Church
Commercial Rd
Limehouse
GREATER LONDON
England
 
Type:Allegory (eg: Victory)
OS Map Ref:TQ 360 810

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/

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
FIGUREBRONZE   Good

Physical 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)

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:458
Served & Returned0
Died458
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes

Maintenance

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

Maintenance 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.

Ceremonies

Date:28th May 1921
RolePerformed By
UnveilingGENERAL THE LORD BYNG OF VIMY

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type:None
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:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
Mr Arthur G WalkerSculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments: 
Photographs:22
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:L
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publications:1
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service  28th May 1921 
CHRISTIAN ICONOGRAPHY AND FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS/IWM REVIEW NO.6MORIARTY, C199172,74 
East London Advertiser  7 / 4 June 1921Unveiling ceremony
East London Observer  3 / 4 June 1921Unveiling ceremony