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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Charing Cross
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 Oct. 1925
    Attended by: MAJ GEN J E B SEELY
Lost
Lost
WM Reference
11355
Previous locations
  • Entrance hall behind hall porters' desk. Originally on the wall of the lounge of the Royal Colonial Institute
    which was demolished in 1934 and replaced by the Royal Empire Society building on an expanded site in Northumberland Av
    opened in 1936.
    Commonwealth Trust
    Northumberland Av
    Charing Cross
    City Of Westminster
    Greater London
    WC2N 5BJ
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 301 804
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Incised alabaster set in marble wall.
Inscription
2ND REGT OF KIND EDWARDS HORSE / A REGIMENT FORMED IN 1914 OF MEN / FROM THE SHIRES OF ENGLAND AND ALL THE / DOMINIONS AND COLONIES OVERSEAS / MANY MOST GLORIOUSLY FELL / TO THEIR UNDYING MEMORY THOSE WHO RAISED / AND TRAINED AND ARMED THEM IN PRIDE AND / GRATITUDE HAVE SET THIS STONE / FESTUBERT-GIVENCHY-MESSINES TRENCHES / YPRES SALIENT-THE SOMME
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
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: height 900mm, width 1450mm
    Materials: Marble
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Alabaster
Condition
History
28 June 2013 the Clubhouse was closed and the leases disposed of.1992:UNCLEAR BUT BELIEVED TO BE STORED AT NEW ZEALAND HOUSE IN HAYMARKET.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
COMMONWEALTH TRUST: in 1925 the custody of the memorial was accepted on behalf of the Royal Colonial Institute by Lord Stanley of Alderley.

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