Buckingham Road cemetery was originally called Great Ilford Cemetery. It covers a large area and joins St Mary’s churchyard. It is run by the council who are currently restoring it.
Unfortunately they were forced to remove the Victorian Chapel which fell victim to dereliction and vandalism. The side of the chapel can be seen here on the photo of the Howards & Sons War Memorial.
The first burial at Buckingham Road was on 4 Sep 1881. Facing the cemetery gate is the memorial to Sir Peter Griggs 1850 – 1920 first member of Parliament for Ilford.
For more information please see here.
War Memorial Ilford Cemetery
Their name liveth for evermore.
On these panels are commemorated those members of His Majesty's Forces who gave their lives for their country in the Great War 1914 - 1918.
Whose graves in this cemetery but are not marked by separate headstones.
527053 Pte J. C. HETHERINGTON Royal Army Medical Coprs 12.3.1919
J. N. KIRKPATRICK ordinary seaman RN d/49613 H.M.S "Chester" 1.6.1916
29478 Private J. H. MOORE Essex Regiment 10.8.1919 age 29
515376 Private S. E. NEWBOROUGH London Scottish 1.12.1918
9893 Serjeant H. NUNN Royal Lancashire Regiment 17.4.1920 age 31
G/20779 Private J PHILLIPS The Queen's 1.8.1919 age 42
P/19314 Lance Cpl W. F. EDEN Military Police Corps 15.8.1920 age 21
221538 Sapper W. PHILLIPS Royal Engineers 3.4.1919 age 35
46086 Private W. S. SMITH Bedfordshire Regiment 21.10.1918
W.F.TURNER Ord. SMN. RN. J/44380 H.M.S "Chester" 29.6.1918
J. WALKER Sto. 1st CL RN 310955 H.M.S. "Pembroke 11" 1.5.1916 ag 40
8193 Corporal J. W. G. WHITE Army Pay Corps 9.2.1919 age 33
9999 Rifleman E. J. BOTTEN The Rifle Brigade 1.3.1921 age 38
Lance Corporal L BAINBRIDGE General Service Corps 23.5.1944
Driver L. T. BATCHELOR Royal Army Service Corps 17.11.1945
Private I BLOOMFIELD Army Catering Corps 23.8.1947
Telegraphist J. D. CRONIN RNVR H.M.S. "Cornfield" 13.3.1951
Private T.V.B DAVIES The Middlesex Regiment 1.6.1946
Sapper W.W.F. DENNEY Royal Engineers 29.11.1946
Sergeant (W.OP/AG) W. A. DISMORE Royal Air Force 23.10.1940
Marine W. H. FARRELL Royal Marines 30.9.1943
Lance Bombardier W. H. FOX Royal Artillery 19.4.1941
A.C.W. 1st Class Janet M. HOOPER Women's Auxiliary Air Force 24.2.1945
Able Seaman R.E. HUNT Royal Navy 2.10.1947
Private A. G. PERKS Reconnaissance Corps R.A.C. 13.9.1944
Flight Sergeant E. G. READING Royal Australian Air Force 24.10.1943
Private G. W. REED The Middlesex regiment 2.9.1941
Sergeant (F/Eng) F. J. WARD Royal Air Force 30.8.1944
See also Howards & Sons War memorial