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