Woodford Union Church Memorial Tablet

Woodford Union Church Memorial Tablet. Photo by Adrian Lee.
Woodford Union Church Memorial Tablet. Photo by Adrian Lee.
Address 
Woodford Green United Free Church
4 High Elms
Woodford Green
Woodford
RDB
IG8 0UP

The Woodford Union Church memorial takes the form of a large marble tablet, which records the names of 37 men of the church who died during the First World War. The tablet is divided into three sections surrounded by an ornately carved marble outer frame. The top of the frame is decorated with a strip of gold acanthus leaves, and the bottom features a wreath in gold.

A dedication to those who gave their lives is featured in the central section and the names of those who died are presented in the panels on either side.

In 1946, the Woodford Union Church merged with the Woodford Congregational Church, whose building on Broomhill Road, Woodford Green, had been irreparably damaged during the Second World War by a flying bomb on 26th June 1944. The new organisation was subsequently renamed Woodford Green United Free Church. The memorial tablet is displayed inside the church to the right of the altar.

Sources:

The History of the Woodford Green United Free Church by R.L. Galey. (1968)

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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
Albert Ernest Biggs Royal Navy 1915
Edward Lagdon Royal Field Artillery 1917
Ernest George Farrow Bedfordshire Regiment 1916
Geoffrey Owen Thomas Lancashire Fusiliers 1918
Harry Piper North Staffordshire Regiment 1914
John Edwin Britton Mercantile Marine 1918
Walter Vosper Jakins Royal Flying Corps 1917