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Islington war memorial and shrine - information Islington war memorial, 5 VCs and Ogilvy-Webb

Plaque: Islington war memorial and shrine - information

Erection date: 2006

Inscription

War memorial dedicated 2006
Sculptor - John Maine RA
Letter cutter - Gary Breeze
On this site stood the war shrine erected for Islington in 1918 by Sir Charles Higham.

This plaque seems to be an afterthought to the new Islington war memorial. It names the two creators of that and also commemorates the war shrine that the new memorial replaced.

Site: Islington war memorial, 5 VCs and Ogilvy-Webb (8 memorials)

N1, Islington Green

In July 2018 the 5 VC plaques are laid into the explanade in front of the war memorial, reading left to right: Parslow, Booth, Train, Sayer, Roberts. These are laid in a row, inter-spaced with blank stones.

The information plaque is laid into the grass, to the right of the war memorial. On our visit this was fenced off (not sure why) so we could not reach the plaque to clear the leaves and read it completely. We'll have to go back.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Islington war memorial and shrine - information

Information Subjects commemorated

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Sir Charles Higham

Advertising mogul, Conservative politician and local philanthropist. Born Wal...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Islington war memorial and shrine - information

Information Created by

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Gary Breeze

Stonemason. Born Essex.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Islington war memorial and shrine - information

Information Also at this site

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Charles Train VC

{Below an image of a Victoria Cross medal:} Corporal Charles Train, London Re...

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Frank Roberts VC

{Below an image of a Victoria Cross medal:} Lieutenant Colonel Frank Roberts,...

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Frederick Booth VC

{Below an image of a Victoria Cross medal:} Captain Frederick Booth, British ...

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Frederick Parslow VC

More information about the VC plaque project at Centenary News. 

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Islington war memorial

This replaced the WW1 shrine that was erected in 1918, which was always inten...

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