Leather Cloth Factory War memorial

By Robert Rogers


In Abbey Road E15, there is a memorial to the War dead from the old Crockets Leather factory from The Great War and World War Two.


There are two sides to the memorial on one side  ‘In Memorial to those who gave their lives for freedom 1914-1919’.


Comte Robert de Lessops, Legion De Honnere and Croix de Gueere.


Private HT Baker


Private F Bishop


Private F Bristow


Rifleman F Cooper


Lance Corporal Charles Edwards


Private JG Finch


Private WF Grey


Private H Holding


Sergeant WG Holmes


Private H Honeybell


Rifleman R Johnes


Private Edward Rice


Rifleman H Turner


Private George Wright


This memorial was paid for by the directors of the Leather Cloth Factory.


On the other side is ‘In Memory of those Service and Civilian Employees who lost their lives in 1939-45’.


Mrs A Baker


O/Tel Seaman JJ Beadle


Mr F Bishop (note there is also an F Bishop on the WW1 side)


Mr W Burdett


Private RA Cook


Sgt Pilot AE Fisher


A.B Seaman NH Pitts


Mrs A Rapley


Sgt A/G WC Thomas


Private J Walker


There is a mystery on this stone, why is there a memorial to a French Flying Ace, one of two brothers famous for flying before the Great War (WW1)?

Leather Cloth Factory War memorial