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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Greenwich
Town
Greenwich
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
John Dudley Forsyth, Lowndes & Drury, Goddard & Gibbs
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1 June 1922
    Attended by: GEN. THE HON. SIR HERBERT LAWRENCE KCB
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 June 2005
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1 June 1922
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Willesden
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11657
Current location

National Maritime Museum
Park Row
Greenwich
Greenwich
Greater London
SE10 9NF
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 386 776
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Over staircase on lower floor.
    Baltic Exchange (Demolished)
    30 St Mary Axe
    City
    City Of London
    Greater London
    EC3
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 334 812
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Stained glass half-dome of five lights, over three metres high, fusing classical and religious symbolism which celebrates the heroism and triumph of war.The central light depicts the winged figure of Victory, who steps from a boat through the central archway of a Roman temple. She is welcomed by Roman centurions and female figures and the dove of peace flies above her head. The shields and badges of the colonies and dependencies of the British Empire are displayed within the architecture, with the royal coat of arms at the centre. The names of battles in which the fallen had taken part are listed on the two outer lights. Beneath the half-dome are five 'Virtue Windows' (2140mm. x 1430mm), depicting Faith, Justice, Truth, Hope and Fortitude As originally built, the memorial had name panels. (See Our ref. 62050)
Inscription
Left hand outer light: CAMBRAI/ MEZIERES/ ARRAS LENS/ GALLIPOLI/ MESSINES RIDGE Central light: VICTORY Right hand outer light: BETHUNE/ SALONIKA/ YPRES LOOS/ GIVENCHY/ PASCHENDAELE
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
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
History
10 April 1992:The Baltic Exchange was badly damaged by a terrorist bomb, and demolished in 1998. THE FRAGMENTS OF GLASS WERE RETAINED WITH THE AIM OF IDENTIFYING A NEW SITE. 2002: DEVELOPERS DECIDED NOT TO RESTORE THE GLASS WINDOW IN THE NEW BUILDING. CONSEQUENTLY THE MEMORIAL IS TO BE RELOCATED IN A MUSEUM. 2005: MEMORIAL WAS RESTORED AND RE-ERECTED
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
National Maritime Museum (ZBA4630)
Reference
  • National Maritime Museum collections.nmm.ac.uk/collections.html
  • Metro 23 June 2005 Glass restoration.
  • Evening Standard 25 March 2002
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 22 June 2005 Invitation to unveiling at National Maritime Museum.
  • BBC News Online news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6230390.stm
  • The Times 2 June 1922 p.5 Unveiling ceremony
  • The Times 17 July 1920 p.9 col.e Unveiling of the tablets part of the memorial. The windows would not be ready for 15 months.

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