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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Camden
Town
Bloomsbury
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: Aug 2019
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11597
Current location

Paramount Court
University Street
Bloomsbury
Camden
Greater London
WC1E
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 29380 82123
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Held in storage in Harrods of Knightsbridge.
    Harrods
    Brompton Road
    Knightsbridge
    Kensington And Chelsea
    Greater London
    SW1X 7XL
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 27593 79429
    Denomination: Undefined
  • (Near Maples)
    House of James Shoolbred
    154-156 Tottenham Court Road
    Bloomsbury
    Camden
    Greater London
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Harrods Storage
    Thatcham
    Berkshire

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
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Description
A large, nowy-headed mahogany board measuring 5 feet high and 6 feet wide, with gilt painted inscriptions. The memorial is unusual, as it lists both those who made the supreme sacrifice, numbering 26, and those who served and survived the war, numbering 519. The names are listed in 6 panels. Those who were killed were mainly men who died on the Somme on the first day of battle on 1st July 1916, and who served in the Queen’s Westminster Rifles.
Inscription
1914-1918/ ROLL OF HONOUR/ OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF OF JAS. SHOOLBRED & CO. LTD/ WHO JOINED THE COUNTRY'S ARMED FORCES/ LIEUT.- COLONEL R. SHOOLBRED C.M.G. T.D. D.L. J.P./ THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ (Names)/ SERVED/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bailey, B
Balman, W E
Cook, C E
Deacon, C
Dodsom, J W
Finbow, J
Forrester, W B
Goble, G
Goble, H
Harvey, G
See details for all 27 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 545
    Served and returned: 519
    Died: 26
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: height 5FT, width 6FT
    Materials: Wood - Mahogany
Listing information
Condition
History
Aug 2019: Memorial returned to the site where the Shoolbred & Co. department store was situated on the Tottenham Court Road in London. 2011: Harrods plans to relocate the memorial with the assistance of War Memorials Trust. c1970s: House of James Shoolbred building demolished. 1931: Harrods bought House of James Shoolbred store with all contents on Tottenham Court Road and closed the store.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Paramount Court Residents Limited
Reference

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