Upminster war memorial given Grade II listed status

The unveiling of Upminster War Memorial - picture curtosey of Britain in Old Photographs: Upminster

The unveiling of Upminster War Memorial - picture curtosey of Britain in Old Photographs: Upminster and Hornchurch by Tony Benton - Credit: Archant

Upminster War Memorial has been given Grade II listed status by Historic England.

The memorial at St Laurence Church, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, was unveiled by Brigadier General CH De Rougemont CMG CB DSO on May 8 1921.

Paid for by public subscription, the memorial was designed by Mr C Harrap, of Upminster, and built by Messrs Pilgrim and Sons of Ilford.

The names of 123 service personnel and 18 civilians were added following the Second World War.

The memorial has been given listed status due to its historic interest.

Historic England has described it as “an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this local community, and the sacrifice it has made in the conflicts of the 20th century.”