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Memorial details

Memorial type
Chapel: Dedicated within church building
District
City of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26 November 1958
    Attended by: HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II
  • Dedicated
    Date: 26 November 1958
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11759
Current location

St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Churchyard
City of London
City of London
Greater London
EC4M 8AD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32035 81148
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
In the American Chapel at the east end of the Cathedral, behind the high Altar, a marble plinth supporting the American Roll of Honour from World War II, 1958. Plinth partially integral to steps on east side of High Altar; formed of three blocks of white marble, progressively smaller in size from base to top. Gilded dedicatory inscription incised on 6 o'clock face of plinth. Plinth surmounted by a brass case with bevelled glass at top and sides. Case contains the American Roll of Honour from World War II.
Inscription
Tablet: THIS CHAPEL COMMEMORATES THE COMMON SACRIFICES OF / THE BRITISH AND AMERICAN PEOPLES DURING THE SECOND / WORLD WAR AND ESPECIALLY THOSE AMERICAN SERVICE MEN / WHOSE NAMES ARE RECORDED IN ITS ROLL OF HONOUR / THIS TABLET WAS UNVEILED BY H.M.QUEEN ELIZABETH II / ON 26 NOVEMBER 1958 IN THE PRESENCE OF RICHARD M. NIXON / THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Book: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 28000
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 28000
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Chapel
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Book
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Case
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass, Glass
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER pp 80-82, 116 Source: Image Library NIWM Includes illustration on p 81
  • St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no.9460

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