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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), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11454
Current location

Underneath the north and south galleries of the House of Commons
PALACE OF WESTMINSTER
Westminster
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW1A 0AA
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 280 790
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Copper shields painted in enamel bearing the arms of the MPs killed the in the two world wars. Shields for non-armigerous MPs display their initials in gold inside a wreath on a blue background. Above each shield is the MP's surname carved and gilded, and nearby are two blue shields with a dedication for each war. Above the inscription on each is a portcullis inside a wreath.
Inscription
THESE XIX SHIELDS/ COMMEMORATE THE/ MEMBERS OF THE/ HOUSE WHO FELL/ IN THE WAR OF/1914-1918 THESE XXIII SHIELDS/ COMMEMORATE THE/ MEMBERS OF THE/ HOUSE WHO FELL/ IN THE WAR OF/1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Copper, Enamel
Listing information
Condition
History
WW1 shields replace those destroyed when the House of Commons chamber was bombed in 1941; rebuilding of chamber was completed in 1950.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Parliamentary Estates Directorate

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