LONDON BOROUGH OF NEWHAM
The memorial names 1824 men including local man Frederick Gray, who was of the Second Battalion of the Essex regiment
recruited from East and West Ham. He was killed at Ypres, Belgium on 2nd May 1915.
Former East Ham Mayor Mr Banks-Martin was the architect of the war memorial in Central Park. It was unveiled in 1921 as a space for contemplation.
- These stones were laid to honour the brave men of East Ham and West Ham who were awarded the Victoria Cross during World War I.
- Midshipman, George Drewry, Royal Navy Reserve, 25th April 1915.
- Boy First Class, John Cornwell, Royal Navy, 31st May 1916
- Second Lieutenant, Edgar Myles, Welsh Regiment, 9th April 1916
- Lance Corporal, Harold Mugford, Machine Gun Corps, 11th April 1917