One Million Dead Of The British Empire

WM reference
47942
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 19 October 1926
Current location

In St George's Chapel.
WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Deans Yard
Westminster
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW1P 3PA
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 300 794
Denomination: Church of England

Description

SHIELDS OF SOME ALLIED COUNTRIES ARE AT THE TOP OF THE TABLET WITH THE INSCRIPTION UNDERNEATH.

Inscription

TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND TO THE MEMORY OF/ ONE MILLION DEAD/ OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ THEY DIED/ IN EVERY QUARTER/ OF THE EARTH AND/ ON ALL ITS SEAS/ AND THEIR GRAVES ARE/ MADE SURE TO THEM/ BY THEIR KIN/ THE MAIN HOST/ LIE BURIED IN THE LANDS/ OF OUR ALLIES OF THE WAR/ WHO HAVE SET ASIDE/ THEIR RESTING PLACES/ IN HONOUR/ FOR EVER/ 1914 - 1918

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

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

Tablet
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 19 October 1926
Attended by: HRH Prince of Wales KG

Costs

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

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

CWGC Annual Report 19 February 1927; 1929 7th Annual Report; 9th Annual Report

Reference

Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2007/10/09/million-citizens-of-the-british-empire/

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

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