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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Westminster
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
BIRMINGHAM GUILD
Lost
Lost
WM Reference
11433
Previous locations
  • On either side of the clock in the House of Commons
    Palace of Westminster
    Westminster
    City Of Westminster
    Greater London
    SW1A 0AA
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 280 790
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Nineteen shields bearing the arms of 19 of the 21 MPs killed in World War I, each with a bronze nameplate underneath. Shields were painted with champleve and limoges enamel.
Inscription
(UNKNOWN)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: height 200 mm
    Materials: Copper, Enamel
Condition
History
Shields were destroyed when Commons was bombed in 1941 and replaced with new ones (NIWM 11454)
Costs

Site: none
Comments: Plaques cost £15 each
Memorial: c £285

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Illustrated London News pg 244 19 Feb 1921
  • The Times 14 Feb. 1921 photo included the clock and four shields

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