Romford WW1 Plaque

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Reference WMO225257

Address:

St Edward’s Church

Church House, Market Place

Romford, Essex

Havering

Romford

RM1 3AB

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: THE MEMORIAL IS ON 2 NOWY-HEADED BOARDS SEPARATED BY A WINDOW (WHICH IS NOT PART OF THE MEMORIAL) WITH A CONNECTING BOARD (INSCR. 'GREATER LOVE .....') BELOW THE WINDOW. ON EACH MAIN BOARD THERE ARE THREE PANELS OF NAMES LISTED IN 2 COLUMNS
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND / IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY / OF THE SAILORS SOLDIERS AND / AIRMEN FROM ROMFORD WHO / IN DEFENCE OF THEIR COUNTRY / AND THE FREEDOM OF THE / WORLD FELL IN THE GREAT / WAR 1914 - 1918. THIS TABLET / IS DEDICATED BY THE CITIZENS / OF THE TOWN. / ROYAL NAVY / [10 NAMES] / THE ARMY AND ROYAL AIR FORCE / [NAMES LISTED BY RANK THUS:] CAPTAIN /[NAME] / LIEUTENANTS / [NAMES] / CADET /[NAME] / WARRANT OFFICERS / [NAMES] / SERGEANTS / [NAMES] / CORPORALS [NAMES] / LANCE CORPORALS / [NAMES] / BOMBARDIERS / [NAMES] / DRIVERS / [NAMES] / GUNNERS / [NAMES] / SAPPERS / [NAMES] / RIFLEMEN / [NAMES] / PRIVATES / [NAMES] / DRUMMER / [NAME] / [NAMES OF PRIVATES CONTINUED] / REQUIESCANT IN PACE [ON CONNECTING BOARD BELOW WINDOW:] GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS / THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

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