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St Barnabas Woodford Green war memorial

Erection date: 1920

Inscription

{On the front (north) face of the plinth:}
Jesu Mercy, "they gave their lives", 1914 - 1919
{a list of 57 names mainly in alphabetic sequence, in 3 columns, see Subjects commemorated.}

{On the back face of the plinth, two stone plaques: on the left:}
In proud memory of all those who gave their lives for their country in the war of 1939 - 1945, R. I. P.
{on the right:}
In proud memory of all those who gave their lives for their country in armed conflict since 1945, R. I. P.

In the inscription "they gave their lives" is given as a quotation but its source is not obvious.

When we visited, in addition to a few standard issue poppy wreaths, there were some rather lovely large pebbles painted with red poppies - you can see them in our photo.

The figure of Christ is in marble which might explain why the cross listed so badly until it was restored in 2010.

Site: St Barnabas Woodford Green war memorial (2 memorials)

IG8, Snakes Lane East, St Barnabas Church

The Charteris foundation stone is on a wall of the church, outside our photo, to the left

The church had its origins in a 1904 iron mission church. This permanent church was built 1910-11. The church was designed by E. T. Dunn, who also designed St Luke's Church, Ilford.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
St Barnabas Woodford Green war memorial

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World War 1

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World War 2

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E. Bacon, MM

Killed in WW1.

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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Sir Charles A. Nicholson

Sir Charles Archibald Nicholson, 2nd Baronet, was an architect and designer w...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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St Barnabas Woodford Green - Charteris

St Barnabas Woodford Green - Charteris

To the glory of God this stone was laid by Lady Margaret Charteris, October 2...

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