Wanstead Rugby Football Club Memorial Tablet

Wanstead Rugby Football Club Memorial Tablet. Photo by Redbridge Museum.
Wanstead RFC
Roding Lane North
Woodford Green
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On Sunday 28th of June 2015, a memorial stone tablet was unveiled by Wanstead Rugby Club to commemorate former club members who died in the First and Second World War and, more recently, in Afghanistan. In addition to the stone tablet, 30 trees were also planted alongside the car park in Roding lane North, Woodford Green in tribute to the war dead.

Club Members first decided to commission the memorial after rediscovering a fixture list from the 1919/20 season, which included a list of players killed in the Great War.

The unveiling event was attended by 150 people and the story was featured in the Ilford Recorder. The tablet includes the names of 22 players who died during the First World War.


Ilford Recorder, 2nd July 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
Frederick Ambrose Openshaw Honourable Artillery Company 1915
Hugh Morton London Regiment (London Scottish) 1915
Thomas Norman Ide Essex Regiment 1916