Empire Memorial Sailors' Hostel

Empire Memorial Sailors' Hostel Empire Memorial Sailors' Hostel

Erection date: 13/3/1923


This foundation stone was laid by Beatrice Dowager Lady Dimsdale OBE, with whom the project of building this memorial hostel originated and to whose devotion and energy its success is so largely due.
13th March 1923

Site: Empire Memorial Sailors' Hostel (1 memorial)

E14, Commercial Road, 747

From Alamy: "The Mission began as the Empire Memorial Sailors’ Hostel and was originally built in 1923–4 to designs by Thomas Brammall Daniel and Horace W Parnacott, with 1930s additions by George Baines and Son."

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Empire Memorial Sailors' Hostel

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Empire Memorial Sailors' Hospital

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Empire Memorial Sailors' Hostel

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Beatrice Eliza Bower Dimsdale

Daughter of Robert Hunt Holdsworth, of London. 1873 married Joseph Dimsdale a...

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