Monument

(lost) St Peters Eaton square - WW1 memorial - lost in WW2

This WW1 memorial was destroyed by a WW2 bomb. There surely must be photos of it in situ but we've not found any. A stone seat was erected on the site and a plaque of names created later.

Site: St Peters Eaton Square (4 memorials)

SW1, Eaton Square, St Peters

The 4 memorials recorded at this site are related as follows: the same WW2 bomb that killed Austin Thompson also demolished the WW1 memorial. This lost memorial (no image) was replaced with two memorials: the seat, and then, later, the plaque with the list of names.

The two plaques are in the porch, behind the columns. The seat is visible to the far right of our photo, through the railings.

Designed in the classical style by architect Henry Hakewill in 1827 this church was enlarged in 1875. Following serious damage by an arsonist in 1987 the interior was redesigned and the church, reopened in 1991, is now extremely light and airy.

There is one more memorial on the outside of this church, at the back, to its daughter church St John's, Wilton Road.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
St Peters Eaton square - WW1 memorial - lost in WW2

Subjects commemorated i

World War 1

We'd always assumed that this war was known as the Great War until WW2 came a...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
St Peters Eaton square - WW1 memorial - lost in WW2

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St Peters Eaton Square - Austin Thompson

St Peters Eaton Square - Austin Thompson

That last phrase "Pray for his soul..." is surely a quotation but we can't so...

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St Peters Eaton Square - seat

St Peters Eaton Square - seat

This can be seen as a memorial to a memorial - not common but we have two oth...

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St Peters Eaton Square - WW1 memorial - names

St Peters Eaton Square - WW1 memorial - names

The Biblical quotation at the end of the inscription is from 1 John 3:16. Th...

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