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Memorial details

Memorial type
Panelling
District
Camden
Town
Camden
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MESSRS HARRY HEMS & SONS (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 October 1924
    Attended by: SIR FREDERICK KENYON
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24 October 1924
    Attended by: CANON H L C DE CANDOLE
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11063
Current location

On the Left Hand wall in the main entrance to the reading rooms
British Library
Euston Road
Camden
Camden
Greater London
NW1 2DB
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 29972 82897
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • British Museum
    Great Russell Street
    Camden
    Camden
    Greater London
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 290 840
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Plain Oak Panelling with five columns of names
Inscription
Across the top of the board: IN MEMORY OF THE BRITISH LIBRARIANS Across the base of the board: FALLEN IN THE WAR MCMXIV-MCMXVIII
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abby, J S
Abrams, R A
Allard, G O
Anderson, A R
Asling, E H
Bacon, S
Bayley, D J
Beaton, W J
Bevis, H B
Bishop, E
See details for all 142 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 142
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 142
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, home library
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: depth 100MM, height 2000MM, width 4000MM
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
  • The British Library, piazza, boundary wall and railings to Ossulston Street, Euston Road and Midland Road
  • Grade I
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD
Reference

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