Can you help.......?
|The Ham & High ran a
story in June 2008 about a war memorial being found in a back garden in
Highgate. I looked up as many of the names I could find on the
and the 1901 census.
Most, if not all the people, or their families, lived around the top of Kilburn High Road, radiating out from Iverson Road. This information, together with the fact that the father of one of the names on the memorial was a Baptist minister, led me to think this memorial might have come from the Brondesbury Baptist Church, which was demolished about 1980.
If you have any information about this, or the names on the plaque, I would love to hear from you. It would be nice to pin it down.
The Great War 1914-1918
In grateful memory of the men connected with our church congregation, brotherhood and school
who answered the
call of their country and of which the following laid down their lives
in our righteous cause.
BARKER, ALBERT WILLIAM
BURR, CLIFFORD JOHN FREDERICK
GALE E. or F.
SHURLY, LEICESTER ALFRED
STANBRIDGE, EDWARD STREETER
Rifleman Regiment/Service: London Regiment Unit Text: 1st/17th Bn. Age: 19. Date of Death: 14/09/1917 Additional information: Son of Samuel Waller, of 46, Netherwood St., Kilburn, London. 1901 census in Palmerston Road
WELFORD P J
As you can see, most of the people lived in and around Iverson Road/Kilburn High Road. I therefore concluded that the memorial probably came from Brondesbury Baptist Church - especially as Kenneth Vick's father was the minister for that church.
The War Memorial Trust have been
contacted and are unable to say where it came from.
Can you identify the school this was taken at, or the date, or any of the boys? The sender thinks it was circa 1918-20 and possibly, but not necessarily UCS.
mfej(at)aol.com (replace the "at" with the @ sign when you address your email)