Plaque | War dead | WW1

Eton Manor - WW1

Erection date: 2013

Inscription

{Below the Eton Manor's two-tone blue chip pennant:}
In memory of those Eton Manor members who died on active service during World War One 1914 - 1918 {followed by a list of 22 names.}

This WW1 panel was erected in 2013 and is noticeably more modern in style and in better condition than the two WW2 panels flanking it. Our photo shows the WW1 plaque to the left and the second WW2 plaque to the right.

The names are in alphabetical sequence with these exceptions: the first three have been promoted to the top of the list (Captain; Lieut. The Hon.; Lieut.) due to their seniority; and the last name, Pearce.

Site: Eton Manor old boys war memorial (3 memorials)

E20, Eastway, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

In our photo the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars memorial is on the left. On the right, the lower middle plaque commemorates WW1, the other 3, WW2. War Memorials Online has useful photos.

War Memorials Online says: "The memorial was relocated as part of the Olympic Games development of the site and is now outside the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre" which is where we found it. But where was it before? We'd like to see photos of these various plaques in their original locations.

The BBC inform that Eton Manor Old Boys would meet at the war memorials annually on Remembrance Sunday to pay tribute to former members of the club who died during both world wars. During the Olympics the memorials were put into storage so the Remembrance Sunday gatherings took place at the Eton Manor Rugby Club, near Redbridge tube station. And after the games the memorials were restored so, presumably, the gatherings are taking place here again. 

Games Monitor has photos of this memorial in 2006. The 'V' panel was almost exactly as now. The '4-plaque section' was almost the same as now but without the lower central plaque. Also it looks as if the supporting wall(s) were longer, possibly serving the more normal function of a wall as well. What the Games Monitor photos don't show is how the two panels related to each other.

See our page Eton Mission and Eton Manor Clubs for the history of the clubs.

The film 'What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day?' ( London Trilogy, Films of St Etienne 2003-2007) shows this site and the memorials (not very clearly) before the Olympics arrived.

2023: Peter Wilson kindly wrote to confirm: "We continue to run a memorial service on Remembrance Sunday. Well supported. Each name is read out as they remain our absent friends. Many attending are former members of the Eton Manor Club."

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Eton Manor - WW1

Subjects commemorated i

World War 1

We'd always assumed that this war was known as the Great War until WW2 came a...

Read More

Leading Seaman W. Bass

Member of Eton Manor Boys Club who died in WW1 on active service.

Read More

Driver C. Cator

Member of Eton Manor Boys Club who died in WW1 on active service.

Read More

Pte. E. Cronin

Member of Eton Manor Boys Club who died in WW1 on active service.

Read More

Pte. S. Edwards

Member of Eton Manor Boys Club who died in WW1 on active service.

Read More

Show all 23

This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Eton Manor - WW1

Also at this site i

Eton Manor - Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars and Churchill

Eton Manor - Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars and Churchill

The lowest element of this memorial ("Eton Manor will always....") projects f...

Read More

Eton Manor - WW2

Eton Manor - WW2

The text on the top plaque refers to two locations: "here and at the Eton Man...

Read More

Nearby Memorials

Bee Gees

Bee Gees

W1, Brook Street, 67

The Bee Gees, Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb, composed and stayed here, 1968 - 1980. City of Westminster The Heritage Foundation

4 subjects commemorated, 2 creators
Oscar Wilde - SW3

Oscar Wilde - SW3

SW3, Tite Street, 34

2020: One of the flats in this house is up for sale (1.6m, since you asked) and the estate agent provide this information: "The playwrigh...

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Brady Settlement - opening

Brady Settlement - opening

E1, Hanbury Street, 192-196, Brady Arts and Community Centre

From Spitalfields Life: "The Brady Girls’ Club ran from 1920 to 1970. Led by Miriam Moses ... – the Club supported the community during t...

1 subject commemorated, 3 creators
Bowler plaque - Book, Children and Eight Pencils

Bowler plaque - Book, Children and Eight Pencils

E1, Brick Lane

The two figures are inspired by the figures shown on the wall relief. These depict the two charity scholar figures that were on the facad...

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Miller & Penrose

Miller & Penrose

NW3, Downshire Hill, 21

Unveiled by Sir David Hare (planning a film about Lee Miller) and Antony Penrose (the couple's son). Hare had been commissioned to write ...

2 subjects commemorated, 3 creators