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Memorial

West Ham Tramway employees war memorial West Ham tram and bus depot

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

Monument: West Ham Tramway employees war memorial
War Memorial

Inscription

{On the central pillar:}
The heroic dead

{followed by 53 names listed over 3 panels. See Subjects commemorated}

{In a wreath on the plinth of the memorial:}
Sacred to the memory of West Ham Tramway employees who fell in the European war 1914 - 1919.

{On the front two short piers at the base of the memorial:}
J. F. Richards - designer
A. Elfes and Sons - sculptors

Site: West Ham tram and bus depot (3 memorials)

E13, Greengate Street, 90

In our photo the foundation stone can be seen behind the railings, below the left-hand ground floor window.

This 1906 building was the Headquarters of West Ham Corporation tramways.  The tram and bus depot occupied the site immediately north of this building, now housing on Gad Close and Routemaster Close.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
West Ham Tramway employees war memorial

Information Subjects commemorated

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World War 1

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

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H. Allery

Employee of West Ham Tramway killed in WW1.

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A. Beckwith

Employee of West Ham Tramway killed in WW1.

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B. R. Bethell

Employee of West Ham Tramway killed in WW1.

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B. J. Blackledge

Employee of West Ham Tramway killed in WW1.

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
West Ham Tramway employees war memorial

Information Created by

A. Elfes and Sons

Sculptors active 1920.

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J. F. Richards

Designer active 1920.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
West Ham Tramway employees war memorial

Information Also at this site

County Borough of West Ham - crest

'Deo Confidimus' means 'In god we trust'.

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County Borough of West Ham - foundation stone

The composer of this plaque has been very mean with first names and initials.

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