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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hospital / Clinic
District
Brent
Town
Kilburn
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Animal Memorials
Maker
Frederick Brook Hitch FRBS, MR JOHN OLIVER BROOK HITCH MC ARIBA
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 10th Nov 1932
    Attended by: Countess of Warwick
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10995
Current location

Animal Clinic
10 Cambridge Avenue
Kilburn
Brent
Greater London
NW6 5BA
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 25471 83488
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three bay, two-storey house with shuttered windows on the upper front floor, built during the mid-nineteenth century. Converted to a Veterinary clinic with two tablets mounted at the entrance which give details of its unique purpose. Bronze relief above the entrance depicts animals on either side of the figure of Victory holding a wreath.
Inscription
LEFT: THIS BUILDING IS DEDICATED AS A MEMORIAL TO THE COUNTLESS/ THOUSANDS OF GOD'S HUMBLE CREATURES WHO SUFFERED AND/ PERISHED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 KNOWING NOTHING OF THE/ CAUSE. LOOKING FORWARD TO NO FINAL VICTORY. FILLED ONLY WITH/ LOVE FAITH AND LOYALTY THEY ENDURED MUCH AND DIED FOR US./ MAY WE ALL REMEMBER THEM WITH GRATITUDE AND IN THE FUTURE/ COMMEMORATE THEIR SUFFERING AND DEATH BY SHOWING MORE/ KINDNESS AND CONSIDERATION TO LIVING ANIMALS. RIGHT: 1914 - 1918 THIS TABLET RECORDS THE DEATH BY ENEMY ACTION/ DISEASE OR ACCIDENT OF 484,143 HORSES MULES CAMELS AND/ BULLOCKS AND OF MANY HUNDREDS OF DOGS CARRIER PIGEONS AND/ OTHER CREATURES ON THE VARIOUS FRONTS DURING THE GREAT WAR/ IT ALSO RECORDS THE FACT THAT IN FRANCE ALONE 725,216 SICK AND/ WOUNDED ANIMALS WERE TREATED IN VETERINARY HOSPITALS/ PROVIDED BY THE RSPCA.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • 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
  • Animal Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Relief
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
2008: Bronze relief fully restored Grade II Listed Building. LB BRENT REF 30/1939 APPLICATION FOR LISTED BUILDING CONSENT FOR CONVERSION OF FIRST FLOOR INTO TWO SELF-CONTAINED FLATS. ("WEMBLEY OBSERVER" 31 JY 2003)
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
RSPCA
Reference
  • The Times 14 Dec. 1931 p.18 Prizes for designs were awarded the previous week. 31 designs had been submitted to the Royal Society of British Sculptors for adjudication. The first prize was aawrded to F Brook Hitch, the second to Ferdinand Blundstone FRBS, and the third to Thomas J Clapperton ARBS
  • Our Blog ukniwm.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/the-animals-war-memorial-dispensary/

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