Woodford Congregational Church Memorial Plaque

Woodford Congregational Church Memorial Plaque. Photo by Adrian Lee.
Woodford Green United Free Church
4 High Elms
Woodford Green

The Woodford Congregational Church memorial is displayed at Woodford Green United Free Church in Woodford Green. The memorial takes the form of a brass plaque mounted on an oak base and commemorates ten men of the congregation who died during the First World War. A red cross is featured at the top of the plaque and an epitaph at the bottom. The names of those who died are presented in two columns with the first letter of each name depicted in red.

According to a history of the church, written by R.L Galey, a Roll of Honour of service men connected with the church was placed in the Church porch during the war, although the format and present location of this Roll of Honour is unknown:

‘ [A] Roll of Honour of serving members was places in the church porch and J.C Crowther, leader of the Young Men’s Bible Class, corresponded with all the men overseas and organised parcels for them from the ladies of the church until the war was over.’

The Woodford Congregational Church building on Broomhill Road, Woodford Green, was damaged irreparably during the Second World War by a flying bomb on 26th June 1944. The Congregational Church merged with Woodford Union Church in 1946 to become the Woodford Green United Free Church. Hawkey Hall now stands on the site of the Woodford Congregational Church.


The History of the Woodford Green United Free Church by R.L. Galey.

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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
Alec John Grice Holt Singapore Volunteer Rifles 1915
Donald John Macintosh Essex Regiment 1918
Edward Percy Bannister Honourable Artillery Company 1917
Geoffrey England Taylor Royal Field Artillery 1918
George Alexander Morton London Regiment (London Scottish) 1915
George William Jessop Royal Irish Rifles 1915
George William Jessop Royal Irish Rifles 1915
James Herbert Jeffryes East Lancashire Regiment 1918
Leonard Alfred Woods Bedfordshire Regiment 1918
Somerville Goodman Telfer London Regiment (The Rangers) 1915