Monument | War dead, Civilian war dead | WW1, WW2

Hoxton war memorial

Hoxton war memorial
Hoxton war memorial
Inscription

Remember in your prayers and in your lives, the men, women and children of this congregation and parish who died in the wars.

1914 - 1918 on active service
{A list of 98 names in roughly alphabetical order. See Subjects Commemorated.}

1939 - 1945 On active service
{A list of 38 names in roughly alphabetical order. See Subjects Commemorated.}

1939 - 1945 In the air raids
{A list of 42 names in roughly alphabetical order. See Subjects Commemorated.}

Rest eternal, grant unto them, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them.
Restored 2008.

As usual the active service death toll in WW1 is much greater than that in WW2. But we find it surprising that in WW2 more people died in the air raids than in active service.

"Robert Burns" and "Alfred Oakley" each appear twice on the memorial. Since the lists are alphabetical these pairs can hardly be errors. They are all in the column for WW2 air raids so we imagine it's a father and son, or grandson, who share the name.

Site: Hoxton war memorial (3 memorials)

N1, Bletchley Street, 3, Holy Trinity Church

The 2 stone plaques are embedded in the low retaining wall of the flower bed at the foot of the large blue panel. The difference in wording between them is interesting.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Hoxton war memorial

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World War 1

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World War 2

Sorry, we've done no research on WW2, it's just too big a subject. But do vis...

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Civilian deaths in London caused by enemy action

This page brings together all the memorials that we have for civilians killed...

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Henry Allison

Henry James Allison was born in 1934, the son of Henry Allison (1905-1941) an...

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Mabel Allison

Mabel Louise Newell was born on 5 September 1895, the fourth of the nine chil...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Hoxton war memorial

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Hoxton - WW1

Hoxton - WW1

To the honoured memory of the men of this church & parish who fell in the...

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Hoxton - WW2

Hoxton - WW2

To the honoured memory of the men, women & children of this church & ...

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