mobile nav

Memorial

Leyton war memorial Leyton war memorial

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

Monument: Leyton war memorial
War Memorial

Inscription

{Top plaque on the face of the memorial, by the crest of Leyton Orient Football Club:}
Remembering the forty one players and staff of Clapton Orient Football Club who served with the 17th Bn Middlesex Regiment (The Footballers' Battalion) during the great war of whom three players gave their lives in the Battle of the Somme.
Private William Jonas F/32 27th July 1916
Pte George Scott F/1583 16th August 1916
CSM Richard McFadden MM F/162 23rd October 1916.

{Second plaque on the face of the memorial:}
To the memory of the service men & women of Leyton who sacrificed their lives in two world wars 
1914 - 1918  1939 - 1945.

{Third plaque on the face of the memorial:}
In grateful remembrance of all those people of Leyton who suffered in the world war 1939 - 1945.

{Bottom plaque on the face of the memorial:}
In memory of the fallen of Leyton 1945 to present day
Lest we forget.

{Plaque on the ground in front of the memorial, beneath an image of a Victoria Cross medal:}
Boy First Class John Cornwell
Royal Navy 31st May 1916.

When we visited the location, the Cornwell plaque was obscured by wreaths and soil, so we couldn't get a photograph. The inscription has been copied from this website.

Site: Leyton war memorial (1 memorial)

E10, Buckingham Road, Coronation Gardens

View this memorial on a map

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

Information Subjects commemorated

Show all 10

Clapton Orient football club

Originally founded in 1881 as the Glyn Cricket Club, they began playing as ju...

Read More

players and staff of Clapton Orient Football Club who served in WW1

forty one players and staff of Clapton Orient Football Club served with the 1...

Read More

Leyton Orient Football Club

Originally formed by members of the Glyn Cricket Club. Playing under various ...

Read More

Leyton people fallen since WW2

"Fallen" tends to suggest a war context, but this is not specified.

Read More