Wanstead Infant Orphan Asylum Memorial Plaque

Wanstead Infant Orphan Asylum Plaque. Photo by Redbridge Museum.
Snaresbrook Crown Court
Hollybush Hill
E11 1QW

A Roll of Honour displayed in the chapel at Snaresbrook Crown Court commemorates the former pupils of the Wanstead Infant Orphan Asylum who served and died in the First World War. The memorial takes the form of a metal plaque, the top of which is decorated with embossed roses and foliage. The names are presented in alphabetical order and include the year in which each pupil left the asylum.

The plaque has been added to at a later date with a roll of honour commemorating former pupils who served in the Second World War.

Opened in 1843, the Infant Orphan Asylum in Wanstead was part of a charitable institution to care for orphaned children descended from so-called ‘respectable’ families, usually those from middle-class backgrounds who had fallen on hard times. The school was later renamed The Royal Wanstead School and closed in 1971. It is now Snaresbrook Crown Court.

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Biography available.

Name Regiment Year of death
Albert Edward Heagerty Lincolnshire Regiment 1914
Arthur John Bevan Canadian Infantry 1917
Cecil Fay Stockbridge London Regiment 1916
Charles Edward Webley Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 1918
Clarence Ernest Stopp Imperial Camel Corps 1918
Clement Brett Morgan Royal Army Medical Corps 1918
Donald Barten Royal Fusiliers 1917
Edward Henry Hussey Stott Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 1917
Ernest A Cowell London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 1917
Henry Arthur Vernon Peace London Regiment 1918
John James Vergette Australian Infantry, A.I.F.. 1915
Leon Le Blanc Pittet London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles) 1918
Philip Archibald Nicholas Lowry London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 1917
Richard John Barter Beazley London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) 1916
Robert Cecil Mudd King's Royal Rifle Corps 1917
Robert Luck Waterman London Regiment 1916
Stanley Greatrex Combe 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) 1918
Thomas William Montford Royal Garrison Artillery 1918
Walter James McLellan Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 1918
Wilfrid Theodore Powis London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade) 1915
William Iddesleigh Palmer Canadian Engineers 1916