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Festing Road residents killed in WW1 Festing Road residents killed in WW1

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Plaque: Festing Road residents killed in WW1

Erection date: /6/2018

Inscription

1914 - 1918
At the break of day we remember them.

Albert Biscoe, bus conductor, No. 3
John Copping, sergeant, No. 43
George Down, house painter, No. 75
John Gobbey, lance corporal, No. 11

They stood at the end of the world.

The first quotation is adapted from 'For the Fallen' by Laurence Binyon
The second quotation is adapted from Wilfred Owen's 'Spring Offensive'

In 2019 we learnt, at the Putney Society website, that the Putney and Wandsworth Historical Society have traced the 343 men of Putney who lost their lives fighting in WW1 and that plans exist to commemorate all of them in the streets where they lived. On that basis we've guessed that the Putney Society were involved in installing this plaque.

Site: Festing Road residents killed in WW1 (1 memorial)

SW15, Festing Road, Between 27 and 29

In our photo the pedestrians have just walked over the pavement plaque.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Festing Road residents killed in WW1

Information Subjects commemorated

John Copping

Army sergeant, resident of Festing Road, killed in WW1 and buried in the Brit...

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George Down

Private George Arthur Down was born on 8 June 1884 in Putney. He was the elde...

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John Gobbey

Lance corporal, resident of Festing Road, killed in WW1.

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Albert Biscoe

Bus conductor, resident of Festing Road, killed in WW1. We have tried resear...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Festing Road residents killed in WW1

Information Created by

Laurence Binyon

Poet.  Born Lancaster.  Worked at the British Museum and become expert in Chi...

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Wilfred Owen

Poet and soldier. Born Wilfred Edward Salter Owen, near Oswestry, Shropshire....

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