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St Mary of Eton - WW1 memorial

Inscription

{At the top of the panel on the left:}
Roll of honour
{a list of 100 names in two alphabetical columns. See Subjects commemorated.}
RIP

{At the top of the panel on the right:}
1914 - 1919
{a list of 99 names in two alphabetical columns continued from the other plaque. See Subjects commemorated.}
RIP

The IWM War Memorials Register has a photo of an undated note saying ".. it would appear that the names are similar to the memorial in Victoria Park." The only war memorial that we have found in Victoria Park is the Hackney Wick war memorial obelisk and the names that we've checked are not shared. Perhaps the note is referring to a war memorial in the now demolished St Augustine's church.

Apart from its position on the side of this church no clue is given about who these men were. They could be men from the congregation or men who, as boys, had been involved with the Eton Mission.

The font used for the names presents little differentiation between Gs and Cs so our transcriptions of some of the first name initials may not be correct.

Site: St Mary of Eton (2 memorials)

E9, Eastway

The plaque to Rev. Douglas is in the covered walkway, accessed via the arch at the right of our photo. Displayed close to the plaque is a plan of this site showing: the church itself; Vicarage, Mission and Vergers to the north; Eton House to the west; and Aumbrey to the south. 

"Eton Mission" was started in 1880 with the acquisition of the site. The first building to be erected was the Mission Hall in 1884. St Mary of Eton church, built 1890-02 as the centrepiece of the mission was designed by architects George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner. The gateway leads into the courtyard which is surrounded by the Eton Mission buildings including Eton House (1898) to house the clergy. 

Following wartime bomb damage, the church of St Augustine in nearby Victoria Park was closed in 1953 and its congregation merged with St Mary’s to form St Mary of Eton with St Augustine.

A major development and refurbishment of the Eton Mission site took place in 2013-14.

Sources: St Mary of Eton and Wikipedia.

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St Mary of Eton - WW1 memorial

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St Mary of Eton - WW1 memorial

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St Mary of Eton - Rev. Douglas

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