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