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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Victoria
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10th November 1998
    Attended by: Mr Frank Sumpter, Chelsea Pensioner and a pallbearer at the interment of the body of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey in 1920.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11609

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Current location

On the concourse
on the wall between platforms 8 and 9
Victoria Railway Station
Victoria
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW1V 1JU
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 28956 79004
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Bronze plaque with white lettering, in wooden frame
Inscription
THE BODY OF THE BRITISH/ UNKNOWN WARRIOR/ ARRIVED AT PLATFORM 8/ AT 8.32pm ON THE/ 10th NOVEMBER 1920/ AND LAY HERE OVERNIGHT/ BEFORE INTERMENT/ AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY/ ON 11th NOVEMBER 1920/ Western Front Association
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 670mm, width 400mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Frame
    Measurements: depth 30mm, height 790mm, width 540mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Railnews, December 1998 (page 6)
  • The Western Front Association Bulletin, June 1998 (page 9) and February 1999 (page 28)

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