East London Cemetery - Cross

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Reference WMO/111339


East London Cemetery

Grange Road


E13 0HB


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Wheel cross
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Celtic cross on plain plinth decorated as below. Face 1 decorated with bronze cap sword and rifle. Face 2 bears the East London Cemetery plaque. Face 3 decorated with bronze anchor. Originally erected in 1917 the date on the principal inscription was changed after the war to also include USA in the alliance. The Memorial was made by Harris & Son Ltd, monumental masons of 216 Mile End Road. See also WMO/181649 for the Roll of Honour tablets
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(Face 1): To the memory of the sons of the British Empire who gave their lives in the cause of righteousness freedom and honour in the War of 1914 - 1918 'Rest eternal grant them O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon them. (Face 2): In sympathy with the orphan, the widow, the sonless parent. 'God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes'; (Plaque): This memorial was erected by the directors of the East London Cemetery Co., Ltd, 22 February 1917. (Face 3): To commemorate the righteous alliance of the British Empire, France, Russia, Japan, Belgium, Serbia, Italy, Montenegro, Roumania, Portugal, U. S. America 'Honour above all'. (Face 4): In gratitude to our maimed and broken heroes by whose anguish we have peace. 'Deeds not Words'.

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