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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Holborn
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Gilbert Bayes RBS, Jessie Bayes, MESSRS LANDER, BEDELLS AND CROMPTON
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 March 1921
    Attended by: The Lord Chancellor
  • Dedicated
    Date: 4 March 1921
    Attended by: Bishop Ryle K.C.V.O., D.D.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11548
Current location

South and north sides of the Reading Room.
The Law Society
113 Chancery La
Holborn
City Of Westminster
Greater London
WC2A 1PL
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 311 812
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
TWO SCULPTED MARBLE PANELS IN RELIEF OF GROUPS OF CHILDREN REPRESENTING THE COMING GENERATION WHO WILL BENEFIT BY SACRIFICES MADE BY THE FALLEN. SOUTH PANEL: CENTRE GROUP SING PRAISES WHILST OTHERS HANG LAURELS AS OFFERINGS TO THE FALLEN. NORTH PANEL: CENTRE GROUP HOLD A LENGTH OF LAURELS WHILST OTHERS SING AND SOUND TRUMPETS MARBLE ORIGINALLY STAINED DEEP IVORY COLOUR WITH GOLD TESSERAE. VELLUM ROLL OF HONOUR WITH NAMES IS MOUNTED ON THE WALL EITHER SIDE OF THE FIREPLACES IN READING HALL.
Inscription
SOUTH PANEL PLAQUE: THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT NORTH PANEL PLAQUE: THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE SOLICITORS AND ARTICLED CLERKS WHO FELL DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR, WHILE SERVING THEIR COUNTRY OAK PANELS: 'HIC MANUS OB PATRIAM PUGNANDO VULNERA PASSI' 'QUIQUE SUI MEMORES ALIQUOS FECERE MERENDO'
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abrahams, Barnet
Adam, Alan Gordon
Adams, Edward Carington
Adams, Henry Gordon
Ainslie, Denys Alfred Lafone
Alexander, Aubrey
Allaway, Trevor Rhys
Allen, Charles Royle
Allen, Thomas Freith
Amphlett, Richard Ferrand
See details for all 903 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 910
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 910
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablets
    Measurements: height 7000MM, width 1500MM
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Vellum
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £2,235 10s. 0d.

Trust fund/Scholarship
Yes
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
THE LAW SOCIETY
Reference
  • Gilbert Bayes: Sculptor 1872-1953 by Louise Irvine and Paul Atterbury 44-45,129 Published:Richard Dennis 1998 Shepton Beauchamp
  • See cms.lawgazette.co.uk/Uploads/2014/06/17/c/y/l/recordofserviceo00soli.pdf, for a full pdf of the ROH which gives full biographical details of each casualty, including those names missing from the names list on this record
  • The Builder May 1920 p.597.

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