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ARTISTS RIFLES – HARE HALL TRAINING CAMP MEMORIAL

 

A group dedicated to the memory of the Artists Rifles, who were based in Romford, is raising money to help install a four-sided Memorial to this famous First World War Regiment of artists, sportsmen and poets opposite Links Avenue in Gidea Park.

Famous members of the regiment included poets Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas and engineer, Sir Barnes Wallis (inventor of the Dambusters’ Bouncing Bomb.

If you want to help this deserving cause with a donation please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/artists-rifles-ww1-memorial

 

For more information y0u can visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/artistsriflesmemorial/

2 Comments

  1. Peter Scolding on 19th July 2019 at 15:17

    I have just seen the excellent Memorial in Main Road and wished that I had donated towards it. Is there a Fund to maintain the Memorial to which I could donate?

    • Pete Johnson on 20th July 2019 at 06:02

      Hi Peter,
      Apart from helping to publicise the efforts to get the Artist Rifle Memorial built, the Havering Museum has had no direct involvement with project. As far as I’m aware it’s RAF in Essex that have raised the money for the Memorial. If you check out their Facebook page about the unveiling it gives their contact email address as history@rafessex.co.uk. If you email them, they may be able to give you more details.

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