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War Memorial Stifford Green

This memorial is in memory of the Stepney Boys who died in the First World War and stands on Stifford Green, Guardian Avenue RM16 5US

The memorial is octagonal with inscriptions on six of the eight faces. See inscriptions below.

During the Stifford Green development Persimmon Homes renovated the memorial and it was relocated to the Green at Stifford Green.

With the exception of Guardian Avenue the street names at Stifford Green have been taken from names on this War Memorial. Birchfield, Elvin Drive and Harrington Crescent.

The Ordinance survey map reference is TQ 597 799

War Memorial inscriptions in clockwise order

Face 1.

This memorial is

erected in memory

of the Stepney Boys

who laid down their

lives during the

Great War

1914 – 1918

“Greater love hath no

man than this that a

man lay down his life

for his friends.”

John XV. 13.

Face 2.

Mr. W. J. E. Vincent.

Face 3.

Allabush, George

Stifford Homes

Birchfield, Thomas

Bennett, Robert

Clark, George

Dominy, William

Elvin, Joseph

Fox, William

Gunn, Albert DCM

Harrington, Thomas

Hosier, Arthur

Legon, Arthur

Legon, George

Luderman, Peter

Face 4.

This face is blank

Face 5.

Councillor J. D. Hamlyn

Chairman of the board

(1918 – 1919)

Mr George Lewis

Chairman of the

Children’s Homes &

Apprenticing Committee

(1915 – 1919)

Face 6.

This face is blank

Face 7.

North, Albert (Orsett)

Stifford Homes

Pitt, Alexander

Steer, Albert

Thomas, William

Wipperman, George

Britten, Joseph

St. Agnes, Leyton

Bleay, Frederick

St. Mary’s North Hyde

Cokeley, William

St. Mary’s North Hyde

Mc Fadden, Daniel

St. Mary’s North Hyde

Shea, John

St. Mary’s North Hyde

Face 8.

Lieut B. W. Devas


The Stifford Green War Memorial is registered with the UK National Inventory of War Memorials