British Fighting Forces

WM reference
47943
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Current location

IN THE ROOM CALLED 'SAMARIA'
WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Deans Yard
Westminster
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW1P 3PA
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 300 794
Denomination: Church of England

Description

Wooden triptych with two hinged side panels which close over the central panel. Emblems of the countries listed are depicted along the sides.

Inscription

LEFT SIDE: TO THE INNERMOST/ HEART OF THEIR/ OWN LAND THEY/ ARE KNOWN RIGHT SIDE: AS THE STARS/ ARE KNOWN/ TO THE/ NIGHT CENTRE:MCMXIV MCMXVIII/ THE BRITISH FIGHTING FORCES/ THE ROYAL NAVY/ PERSONNEL 15TH AUGUST 1914 147,667/ TOTAL ENLISTMENTS 1914 - 1918 407,316/ KILLED OR DIED OF WOUNDS 34,654/ THE BRITISH ARMY/ PERSONNEL 1ST AUGUST 1914 733,514/ ENLISTMENTS 1914 - 1918/ ENGLAND 4,006,158 RHODESIA 7200/ WALES 272 924 NIGERIA/ 15 567/ SCOTLAND 557 618 GOLD COAST 10 287/ IRELAND 134 202 SIERRA LEONE 694/ CANADA 610 636 GAMBIA 371/ AUSTRALIA 416 809 WESTINDIES BRITISH HONDURAS BRITISH GUIANA 15 950/ NEW ZEALAND 124 211/ SOUTH AFRICA 136 074/ NEWFOUNDLAND 9826 BERMUDA 360/ INDIA 1 338 620 CYPRUS 3000/ EAST AFRICA 26 300 MALTA 3000/ NYASSALAND 10 800/ TOTAL ENLISTMENTS TO THE BRITISH ARMY/ 1914 - 1918 7 707 607/ TOTAL OF KILLED IN ACTION, DIED FROM WOUNDS/ OR DIED AS PRISONERS OF WAR 908 371/ THE ROYAL AIR FORCE/ PERSONNEL 1914 1900/ TOTAL ENLILSTMENTS 1914 - 1918 293 532/ KILLED OR DIED OF WOUNDS 4080/ GRAND TOTAL OF MEN ENLISTED IN THE/ ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE, UP TO NOVEMBER 1918/ 9 291 520/ DIED FOR THE EMPIRE/ 1 069 825

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

Triptych
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Wood - Oak
Listed?: No

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

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

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