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West Silvertown WW1 memorial fountain West Silvertown WW1 memorial fountain

Fountain: West Silvertown WW1 memorial fountain
War Memorial


To the glory of God and in memory of the men of West Silvertown who fell in the Great War 1914 - 1918. Their names are recorded in a book in the Sanctuary of S. Barnabas Church. Erected by public subscription.

The inscription is carried by two glazed tiles, one of which has been broken and repaired.

There's a bit of a puzzle here. It's a fair assumption that this memorial was erected after the end of the war but St Barnabas Church was badly damaged by the Silvertown explosion in 1917, to the extent that the congregation went elsewhere, so it seems odd that the memorial says that the book is in the church. Surely the vicar arranged for everything of value to be removed from the ruin and stored elsewhere.

Site: West Silvertown WW1 memorial fountain (1 memorial)

E16, Lyle Park

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West Silvertown WW1 memorial fountain

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St Barnabas' church, West Silvertown

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