Ilford High Road Methodist Church Memorial Plaque

Ilford High Road Methodist Church Memorial Plaque. Photo by Martin Fairhurst.
Ilford High Road Methodist Church Memorial Plaque. Photo by Unknown.
Ilford Lane Methodist Church
58 Ilford Lane

Nineteen members of Ilford High Road Methodist Church are commemorated on a brass plaque which is displayed at Ilford Lane Methodist Church.

The plaque originally featured as the centre-piece of a wooden Roll of Honour which was displayed below the pulpit at Ilford High Road Methodist Church (see photo 2 of the plaque in situ, around 1950).

Ilford High Road Methodist Church originally stood on the corner of what is now Chadwick Road (formerly part of Cleveland Road) and Ilford High Road. In 1959, it merged with Ilford Lane Methodist Church, and on 18th March 1961 the last service was held before the entire congregation transferred to Ilford Lane Methodist Church. It was around this time that the plaque is thought to have been moved to the church in Ilford Lane. The building on the High Road was subsequently demolished.

The whereabouts of the wooden Roll of Honour, of which the plaque formed the centre-piece, remains unknown.

Although the plaque does not bear the church name, church member Martin Fairhurst has been able to ascertain that some the names of those who died in the war match those of some of families of the congregation.


Short History of the Ilford High Road Methodist Church, 1883-1933, by Leslie Keeble, Minister, September 1933

Methodism in Ilford Lane 1867 to 1967, Centenary Souvenir Issued in Conjunction with the Celebration of 100 Years of Christian Witness, 14th October 1967

Based on information kindly supplied by church member Martin Fairhurst, 2015.

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Find out more about some of the individuals featured on this memorial by selecting from one of the names below.

To view a complete list of every individual commemorated on this memorial, please click on the memorial inscription link above.

Biography available.

Name Regiment Year of death
Alfred Charles Curtis Royal Fusiliers 1916
Cecil H Rowland London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles) 1918
Claude Leslie Harvey South Lancashire Regiment 1916
Edward Maddison Dove East Surrey Regiment 1918
Ernest Alfred Faunch Royal Garrison Artillery 1917
George Jesse Frost Suffolk Regiment 1915
Gordon Munro London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) 1917
Harold Edward Aldous London Regiment (Artists' Rifles) 1917
Herbert George Sleap Durham Light Infantry 1918
Herbert Snow Barnes City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) 1916
Leonard Vaughan Hack Bedfordshire Regiment 1917
Norman Thomas Heeley Royal Garrison Artillery 1916
Robert Wall Frost Suffolk Regiment 1916
Sydney E Dove Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 1916