A Hornchurch RBL member, RM veteran and resident at Cornwell Cottages advised that the plaque was stolen a couple of days ago.
John Cornwell, I am sure many here will know, was a WW1 Boy sailor who was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for his actions at the Battle of Jutland. The cottages were built in Hornchurch as a national memorial to the boy sailor.
This incident, along with several similar ones posted on this forum fills me with with shame for what this country is coming to.
It is perhaps fitting however that this forum and it's members, through the 'mystery plaque' thread, has undertaken a huge effort to return a memorial plaque found in Hornchurch to it's original home in Tottenham.
I wonder if Cornwell's plaque will ever be found?
Pictures of the cottages and plaque before the theft.