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John Kidd and Co. John Kidd and Co.

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of

Plaque: John Kidd and Co.
War Memorial


{On the oval plaque:}
The roll of honour John Kidd & Co Ltd.
In memory of those who gave their lives in the World War 1939 - 1945 their name liveth for evermore.

{On the rectangular plaque:}
Baines Alfred J Lieut Essex Reg May 1940 France
Black William E Bombadier RA Sept 1944 Malaya
Fisher Joseph Pte RAMC Dec 1944 Italy
Greenaway Stanley F Gunner RA Jan 1943 Singapore
Hawkins Edward L Pte Cambs Feb 1942 Singapore
Richards George F Caretaker Sept 1940 London
Richards Ann Mary his wife Sept 1940 London
Tenwick William J E Able Seaman RN June 1944 At Sea

The inclusion of the caretaker and his wife on this memorial is intriguing. Andrew Behan has researched these names and confirms that although most of them are servicemen, killed while serving overseas, the Richards couple were killed here, 419 Old Ford Road, where he was the caretaker of John Kidd and Co Ltd's printing ink and varnish works.

Site: John Kidd and Co. (1 memorial)

E3, Wick Lane, 419, Wick Lane Wharf

The plaque was originally erected on the side of the company's building (see this Flickr page). It was relocated to this block of flats which replaced the demolished factory.

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John Kidd and Co.

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