The men of Cyprus Street

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Reference WMO203307

Address:

Between 76 and 78 Cyprus Street

Tower Hamlets

London

E2 0NN

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: There are 3 tablets, WW1, WW2, and Kohima prayer.It is clearly still in use as there are recent RBL wreaths and wooden memorial crosses. The Duke of Wellington is probably a now disused pub (now a house) about 4 houses away from the memorial rather than the regiment.
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Plaque 1 Superscription RIP/ In loving memory of/the men of Cyprus Street/ who made the Great Sacrifice 1914-1918 Subscription erected by the Duke of Wellington's discharged and demobilised soldiers and sailors benevolent club Plaque 2 Superscription1939-1945 Subscription They are marching/ with their comrades/ somewhere on the/ road ahead Plaque 3 They shall not grow old. As we that are left grow old/ Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn/ At the going down of the sun and in the morning/ We will remember them// When you go home tell them of us and say/ for your tomorrow we gave our today/ Kohima Burma 1944

Plaque 1 J. AMOS, E.A. COBAR, A. BOARDMAN, A.H. COLE, W.H. DILLON, T.A. DOYLE, G. DOWSETT, T. DOWSETT, W. FARMER, T. FENNINGS, W.J. GARDNER, A. GADD, J. GRAY, J. GOODWIN, J.H. HODGES, J.C. HARRIS, T. HAMBLIN, C. LIBKA, F. LIBKA, W. NASH, G.T. PARKER, T.W. SIMPSON, W.J. THORNE, W.H. WATHEWS, W. WATHEWS, G. POWIS PLAQUE 2 A. LYONS, W. WAREN, J. FLETCHER, A. PARKER, H.G.FORECAST

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