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Memorial details

Memorial type
Shrine
District
Camden
Town
Holborn
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
WALTER HENRY GILBERT
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11339
Current location

On the first floor
Freemasons Hall
Great Queen St
Holborn
Camden
Greater London
WC2B 4RL
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 30465 81233
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Shrine formed of a stained glass window with a bronze casket placed beneath it. It is flanked by two tapering columns and it stands on two steps which have two art deco style column lights placed at either side. The window is formed of nine coloured glass sections depicting Peace through Sacrifice. In the centre section is the figure of Peace holding a model of the tower facade of Freemason Hall. Figures flank her and below her are two winged angels standing with bowed heads and swords reversed. In the bottom left and right hand sections are service personnel. The casket sits on an Egyptian boat to represent the final voyage of the dead up the Nile. The prow of the boat can be seen going through a bed of reeds. Winged Seraphims with trumpets stand at the corners of the casket with four gilded figures of Moses the Law Giver, Joshua the Warrior High Priest, Soloman the Wise and St George of England on the front face. At the centre of the front is a roundel in which the Soul of Man rests in the hand of God. Set into the top of the casket behind a glazed aperture is a vellum scroll listing the names of the dead. It can be rolled forward or backward using a handle. Each name is arranged according to the Brother's Mother Lodge. At each corner of the aperture are placed kneeling bronze figures with heads bowed representing the four main services in which Brethren were engaged, namely the Royal Navy, the Army, the Royal Flying Corps and the Merchant Navy.
Inscription
Window: 1914 1918 Casket: 1914 In God w trust 1918 Scroll: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Shrine
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Freemasons

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