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
FIGURE BRONZE       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

War First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 458
Served & Returned 0
Died 458
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
Unveiled GENERAL 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 Walker Sculptor

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.6 MORIARTY, C 1991 72,74  
East London Advertiser     7 / 4 June 1921 Unveiling ceremony
East London Observer     3 / 4 June 1921 Unveiling ceremony