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Memorial details

Memorial type
Tower
District
Camden
Town
Camden
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR JOHN J JOASS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1919
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11074
Current location

Southern section of Zoo. Three Island Pond
London Zoo
Camden
Camden
Greater London
NW1 4RY
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 28255 83394
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three-step hexagonal base surmounted by a tower with pyramidal roof and cross. The Tower is hexagonal in shape and has carved piping at corners. Each face has an upper conical window. Modeled on French Lantern des Mortes. The dedicatory inscription and names are incised on plaques mounted fixed to stones which are set within upper step of the base.
Inscription
Plaque 1: THE ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON/ IN MEMORY OF EMPLOYEES WHO WERE KILLED ON/ ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ (Names) Plaque 2: THE ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON/ IN MEMORY OF EMPLOYEES KILLED/ BY ENEMY ACTION DURING THE WAR/ 1939-1945/ REGENTS PARK/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Adams, Percy Murray
Bodman, William
Dare, Charles W.
Davies, Henry Peris
Day, Alfred (andrew) Lomas
Dermott, Albert Arthur
Dexter, William
Jones, Robert
Leney, William Walter Thomas
Munro, Henry D
See details for all 17 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,regiment,forename,occupation
    Order of information: year died
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,occupation
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tower
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
  • London Zoo War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • 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
History
2009: The inscription on the WWI plaque is worn and hard to read.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
The Zoological Society of London
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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