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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 CWGC site 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.
 

ALDOUS. A. 

BARKER, ALBERT WILLIAM
Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery, H.M.S. "Invincible." Age   20, died    31/05/1916 S/o Joseph and Alice Elizabeth Barker, of 82, Loveridge Rd, Brondesbury.

BARNES E.A. 

BRAYSHER C. 

BURR, CLIFFORD JOHN FREDERICK
Lieutenant, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 5th Bn. Age    30, died 06/05/1915 S/o the late John Robert Burr + Elizabeth Burr; husband of Isabel Burr, of  Church End, Finchley.  

CAMP R.

DAKERS, ERNEST
Rank:     Private Regiment/Service:     Royal Fusiliers Unit Text:     8th Bn. Age:     22 Date of Death:     08/07/1916 Son of David and Isabella Dakers, of "Whitnash," Church End, Finchley, London. Native of Hampstead, London. Enlisted in 1915 from Westinghouse Electrical Works, Manchester. 1901 census living in  Chevening Rd. Ernest & John Dakers are also commemorated on their parents' grave in Hampstead Cemetery (see picture). 

DAKERS, JOHN
Second Lieutenant London Regiment (London Scottish) 14th Bn. Age    22, died    12/05/1917 s/o David and Isabella Dakers of 8, Regent's Park Rd., Finchley,

DICKERSON, HENRY
Private, London Regiment 2nd/10th Bn. Age   24, died  12/04/1918 S/o Henry + Lena Dickerson, of 17 Iverson Rd Brondesbury

DORSETT A.  

ENGLAND A. 

GALE E.  or  F

GENTRY A.   
1901 LIVING IN Willesden 

HIGGINS V.E. 

HORN A. 

HUME O.

JOLLY S. 

KIRTKPATRICK W. 

RENWICK D. 

SHACKELL P. 

SHURLY, LEICESTER ALFRED
Rifleman London Regiment 1st/6th Bn Age    25, died  30/11/1917 Son of Mrs. Ellen Shurly of 2 Oaklands Rd, Cricklewood
 

SPRINGALL A. 

SMITH A.D. 

SMITH C. 

STANBRIDGE, EDWARD STREETER
age 22, died   21/03/1918 S/o Edward Stanbridge, of 11A Elizabeth Mews, Hampstead,  and of the late Ada Isabel Stanbridge. 1901 CENSUS living in Willesden
 
STEWARD, WILLIAM ALFRED
Corporal,  King's Royal Rifle Corps 17th Bn. Age  21, died 31/07/1917
S/o Alfred and Louisa Ellen E. Steward, of 29, Chichester Rd, Kilburn,

THOMPSON W.E. or F.

VICK, KENNETH JESSON

Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps Age  28, died 05/07/1917 S/o Charles William + Agnes Mabel Vick,of 175,Chevening Rd, Brondesbury. Charles J Vick is a Baptist minister in the 1901 census.

WALLER, ALFRED J.

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
Rifleman King's Royal Rifle Corps 20th Bn. Age    23, died  13/05/1917
Son of John and Emma Welford, of 67 Torbay Rd, Brondesbury
 

WOODERSON D.
Douglas Henry D Wooderson. His father lived in Brondesbury.

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.

All help and suggestions gratefully received.


 

 

 

 

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)

 

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