Metropolitan Police Constables E G B Greenoff (Brunner Mond Explosion, Silvertown 1917) and A Smith (Air Raid 1917)

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Reference WMO/281428

Address:

Postman's Park

St Martins-le-Grand

City of London

EC1A 7BT

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Other Other
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Two of 53 Glazed Tiles in what is collectively known as the 'G F Watts Memorial to Heroic Deeds'- the other 51 tiles are not War Memorials. The tiles have floral decorations & PC Smith's also has a policeman's helmet.
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Main inscription panel reads: "G.F. WATTS'S MEMORIAL/ TO HEROIC SELF SACRIFICE./ UNVEILED IN 1900, THE MEMORIAL TO HEROIC SELF SACRIFICE WAS/ CONCEIVED AND UNDERTAKEN BY THE VICTORIAN ARTIST/ GEORGE FREDERICK WATTS OM RA (1817-1904)./ IT CONTAINS PLAQUES TO THOSE WHO HEROICALLY LOST/ THEIR LIVES TRYING TO SAVE ANOTHER./ WATTS BELIEVED THAT THESE 'EVERYDAY HEROES' PROVIDED/ MODELS OF EXEMPLARY BEHAVIOUR AND CHARACTER./ 'THE MATERIAL PROSPERITY OF A NATION IS NOT AN ABIDING/ POSSESSION: THE DEEDS OF ITS PEOPLE ARE' G.F.WATTS/ 'GREATER MAN HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS/ LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS' JOHN 15;13/ WATTS GALLERY, COMPTON, SURREY" The associated tile re PC Smith reads: "ALFRED SMITH,/ POLICE CONSTABLE, / WHO WAS KILLED IN AN / AIR RAID WHILE SAVING / THE LIVES OF WOMEN / AND GIRLS / JUNE 13 1917" The associated tile re PC Greenoff reads: "P.C.EDWARD GEORGE / BROWN GREENOFF / METROPOLITAN POLICE. / MANY LIVES WERE SAVED BY HIS / DEVOTION TO DUTY AT THE / TERRIBLE EXPLOSION AT / SILVERTOWN 19 JAN 1917"

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