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The memorial and gardens were created and paid for by public subscription and unveiled on the 11th of November 1922 by H.R.H. Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll. It is reported that there was a referendum with the local people and donations were collected to fund the memorial garden, the monument and the memorial hall. The hall formed part of a Children's hospital ward adjacent to the memorial gardens and contains the list of inscriptions of the fallen in the Great War. The bronze soldier was created by sculptor Newbury Trent (1885-1953). This memorial is also of particular significance as a memorial for the fallen in World War I and the primary memorial site in the London Borough of Redbridge. The gardens contain seating and formal rose beds to allow visitors to visit and reflect quietly. The memorial hall is open for public viewing by the Ilford War Memorial Action Group and details can be found on their website.