Wycliffe Congregational Church Memorial Plaque

Wycliffe Congregational Church Memorial Plaque. Photo by Redbridge Museum.
Gants Hill Urc
Woodford Avenue

In 1920, a cast bronze plaque was unveiled at Wycliffe Congregational Church to commemorate 22 of the congregation who lost their lives in the First World War.

The names of the dead are presented in two columns and the plaque is decorated with a wreath at the top and floral decoration at the bottom.

In 1964, due to dwindling congregation numbers, Wycliffe Congregational Church merged with Gants Hill Congregational Church in Woodford Avenue and was known thereafter as Gants Hill United Reformed Church. The Wycliffe building was converted into a theatre after its closure (and is now offices), and the Wycliffe memorial was moved to Gants Hill United Reformed Church. The plaque remains in storage at the church.

Based on research by Patrick O’Mara


Ilford Recorder, 10th December 1920

Gants Hill United Reformed Church: The Odyssey of Suburban Church, Mrs Jean Potter (Ed), 1977

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Biography available.

Name Regiment Year of death
Andrew Youngson Greig Mclauchlan Manchester Regiment 1918
Augustus Dand Royal Field Artillery 1917
Charles Hamilton Newbury Essex Regiment 1917
Donald Ernest Stephens Royal Air Force 1918
Edward Roberts Steel London Regiment (The Rangers) 1916
Elvery Ashton Dothie East Lancashire Regiment 1915
Francis Mepham Bowers London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) 1916
Frederick John Evans Royal Fusiliers 1916
George Bertram Knight Royal Air Force 1918
Harold Joseph Shaw King's Royal Rifle Corps 1918
Harold Ross Timpson London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) 1918
James Douglas Hepburn London Regiment (London Scottish) 1916
John Howard Dothie Border Regiment 1916
Stanley Durham Canadian Infantry 1916
Wilfrid Wallace Douglas Donaldson Royal Scots Fusiliers 1917
William Clark Wallace County of London (Civil Service Rifles) 1917
William Duncan Latto Gordon Highlanders 1918