Plaque | War dead | WW1

George Drewry VC

Erection date: 27/4/2015

Inscription

{Beneath an image of a Victoria Cross medal:}
Midshipman George Drewry Royal Navy reserve 25th April 1915.

Site: East Ham war memorial (7 memorials)

E6, High Street South, East Ham Central Park

The Victoria Cross plaques are located on the grass by the memorial. and can be seen in the bottom right of our photograph.

Regarding Central Park, from Geograph: "The land was obtained in 1896 by East Ham District Council to create a park in the centre of the growing town. It had previously been the grounds of Rancliffe House, an early 18th century house which was demolished in 1908. The park was later extended to its present size by further land purchases."

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

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
George Drewry VC

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World War 1

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Department for Communities and Local Government

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