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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of London
Town
London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 Dec.1922
    Attended by: RT HON STANLEY BALDWIN PC MP
  • Dedicated
    Date: 04 Nov 1955
    Attended by: Bishop of London
  • Unveiled
    Date: 04 Nov 1955
    Attended by: RA Butler
  • Dedicated
    Date: 12 Dec.1922
    Attended by: Bishop of London
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11786
Current location

Custom House
Lower Thames St
London
City Of London
Greater London
EC3R 6EE
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 33171 80612
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • SOMERSET HOUSE
    Wellington St
    London
    City Of Westminster
    Greater London
    WC1
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 300 810
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
MARBLE TABLET, WITH GRECIAN PEDIMENT FEATURING A PORTCULLIS AT CENTRE AND ACROTERIA AT EDGES. THE FIRST WORLD WAR CASUALTIES ARE COMMEMORATED ON THE TABLET. AT THE BASE IS A PLINTH SUPPORTING A GLASS CASE WHICH CONTAINS THE ROLL OF HONOUR FOR THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN BOOK FORM.
Inscription
Tablet: 1914-1918/ PRO PATRIA/ IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF HIS MAJESTY'S CUSTOMS AND EXCISE WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR./ (NAMES)/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE. Book of Remembrance: (unknown)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitchison, T D
Allen, T F
Atkins, H B
Atkinson, L O B
Atterbury, W R
Attwood, S A
Barnfather, F
Barron, J
Barrs, H
Baynes, A J
See details for all 244 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 239
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 239
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 273
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 273
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Book
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Case
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
History
Memorial was added to after WW2
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
HM Revenue and Customs
Reference
  • The Times 13 Dec 1922 (p.9); 5 Nov 1955 (p.4)

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