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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Reredos or screen
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Westminster
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
SIR BERTRAM MACKENNAL KCVO RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 November 1922
    Attended by: HRH Prince of Wales KG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11453
Current location

SOUTH WALL OF ST STEPHENS PORCH
OVERLOOKING WESTMINSTER HALL
Palace of Westminster
Westminster
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW1A 0AA
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 301 797
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
GOTHIC SCREEN FORMED BY EIGHT TABLETS INCISED WITH NAMES. IN CENTRE IS RECORDING ANGEL HOLDING AN ENDLESS SCROLL REPRESENTING ETERNITY, FLANKED BY TWO SMALL BRONZE FIGURES REPRESENTING FAITH AND FORTITUDE. BEHIND THE ANGEL ARE THE ARMS OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, IRELAND AND ENGLAND.
Inscription
(Names)/ (ON PLINTH BENEATH ANGEL): TO THE MEMBERS AND OFFICERS OF BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT AND SONS OF MEMBERS AND OFFICERS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS WHO IN THE GREAT WAR CONSUMMATED WITH THEIR LIVES THE TRADITIONS OF PUBLIC SERVICE IN THE CAUSE OF RIGHT AND LIBERTY, THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED IN HOMAGE AND AFFECTION/ (Names) THE SONS OF PEERS OF PARLIAMENT, AND OF/ OFFICERS OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS WHO FELL IN THE/ WAR ARE COMMEMORATED IN THE ROYAL GALLERY WHERE/ THE HOUSE OF LORDS WAR MEMORIAL IS PLACED./ O FORTUNATA MORS. QUAE NATURAE DEBITA PRO PATRIA/ EST POTISSUM REDDITA. EST ERGO EXSTRUCTA MOLES/ INCISAEQUE LITTERAE. VIRTUTIS TESTES SEMPITERAE NUNQUAM/ DE VOBIS EORUM QUI VESTRUM VIDEBUNT/ MONUMENTUM/ GRATISSIMUS SERMO CONTICESCET. ITA PRO MORTALI/ CONDITIONE VITAE IMMORTALITEM CONSECUTI./ 'CICERO XIV PHILLIPIC' (TRANSLATION: HAPPY WAS YOUR DEATH. YOU PAID FOR YOUR FATHERLAND AND COMMON DEBT THAT ALL MEN OWE TO NATURE, SO THIS FABRIC IS REARED, AND THE LETTERS INSCRIBED UPON IT, AS ETERNAL TESTIMONIES OF YOUR VALOUR. THOSE WHO LOOK UPON YOUR MONUMENT WILL NEVER CEASE TO TELL OF YOUR DEEDS IN WORDS OF GRATITUDE. AND SO INSTEAD OF THE MORTALITY OF HUMAN LIFE YOU HAVE OBTAINED IMMORTALITY/ 'CICERO XIV PHILLIPIC')
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Arburthnot, Gerald
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 146
    Served and returned: 5
    Died: 140
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames, occupation, decorations
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Screen
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
October 2018- The name of Lieutenant Gerald Arburthnot, MP for Burnley Jan-Dec 1910 was added; POST WW2: GOTHIC ARCH SURMOUNTED BY ST GEORGE, WITH SAINTS ANDREW, PATRICK AND DAVID IN NICHES WAS REMOVED DUE TO DAMAGE IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND PLACED INTO STORAGE
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Parliamentary Estates Directorate
Reference

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