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Memorial To Horses Of WW1

WM reference
10968
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 4th April 1926
  • Dedicated : 4th April 1926
Current location

By main west door
St Jude on the Hill
Hampstead Garden Suburb
Barnet
Greater London
NW11 7AL
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 25518 88361
Denomination: Church of England

Description

CIRCULAR PLAQUE WITH INCISED HORSE FEATURE/ BENEATH A METAL PLAQUE WITH COMMEMORATION.

Inscription

A.M.D.G./ IN GRATEFUL AND REVERENT/ MEMORY OF THE EMPIRE'S/ HORSES (SOME 375,000) WHO FELL IN/ THE GREAT WAR (1914-1918)/ MOST OBEDIENTLY, AND OFTEN/ MOST PAINFULLY, THEY DIED/ "FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH/ NOT ONE OF THEM IS/ FORGOTTEN BEORE GOD"/ EASTER 1926

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Animal Memorials
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 4th April 1926
Attended by: MISS FRANCES E JEFFCOCK

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 4th April 1926
Attended by: REV MR B,G, BOURCHIER

History

ORIGINAL BY CHARLES LUTYENS (FATHER OF EDWIN LANDSEER LUTYENS) WAS STOLEN IN THE EARLY 1960S. THIS WAS REPLACED BY A REPLICA MADE FROM THE ORIGINAL CAST WHICH WAS ALSO STOLEN IN 1970, AND REPLACED BY THE CURRENT MEMORIAL.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

CHURCH COUNCIL

Reference

Parish Papers 737, 739, 740.

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