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Jack Cornwell VC - E6 East Ham war memorial

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

Plaque: Jack Cornwell VC - E6

Erection date: 5/6/2016

Inscription

{Beneath an image of a Victoria Cross medal:}
Boy first class John Cornwell
Royal Navy 31st May 1916.

 

'Boy First Class' is a naval category for a boy aged 16 to 18 who is under training, and who has previously served for between 9 and 18 months as a  'Boy Second Class'.

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."

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Jack Cornwell VC - E6

Information Subjects commemorated

World War 1

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Jack Cornwell VC

Sailor. Born as John Travers Cornwell in Leyton, he enlisted in the Royal Nav...

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Jack Cornwell VC - E6

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Department for Communities and Local Government

A department of the government of the UK. From Victoria Cross commemorative p...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Jack Cornwell VC - E6

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Bernard Cassidy VC

{Beneath an image of a Victoria Cross medal:} Second Lieutenant Bernard Cassi...

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East Ham war memorial

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Edgar Myles VC

{Beneath an image of a Victoria Cross medal:} Second Lieutenant Edgar Myles W...

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George Drewry VC

{Beneath an image of a Victoria Cross medal:} Midshipman George Drewry Royal ...

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Harold Mugford VC - E6

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