Great Eastern Railway Stores Memorial

Photo supplied by East Anglian Railway Museum

In October 1921 a memorial was unveiled to the 12 employees of GER Stores who had been killed in World War One.

The memorial was a new sports pavilion, called the Memorial Pavilion, built in the GER Sports Grounds at Gidea Park. The pavilion contains a  brass tablet with the names of those who fell.

R E Burford

C E Chaplin

F Dorling

J Hasler

F J Herridge

H G Hills

F Stalley

F J Stokes

A S Tickell

J Wall

G H Warman

G H Wix

The dedication ceremony was led by the Bishop of Barking and The Rev C Steer MC who was the vicar of Hornchurch.

This memorial is now on public display

Since the memorial was commissioned there have been several changes of management in the railways and the GER stores are no more.

The memorial has a permanent home on display at the East Anglian Railway Museum at Wakes Colne, Essex