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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hospital / Clinic
District
Islington
Town
Holloway
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
F C MINTER, MR H PERCY ADAMS FRIBA
Ceremony
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 13 July 1923
    Attended by: HRH Princess Patricia Lady Ramsay
  • Dedicated
    Date: 18 Nov 2016
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18 Nov 2016
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Opened
    Date: 27 November 1923
    Attended by: HRH Prince of Wales KG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12057
Current location

Former Royal Northern Hospital
Manor Gardens
Holloway
Islington
Greater London
N7 6JT
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 30245 86291
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
THREE STOREY MEMORIAL ARCHWAY WITH NAMES INSCRIBED ON THE INSIDE OF THE ARCH. ORIGINAL MEMORIAL WAS THE CASUALTY DEPARTMENT ITSELF. Due to the deterioration of the original names tablets a new generic metal plaque was added in November 2016
Inscription
OUTSIDE: NH/ BOROUGH OF ISLINGTON/ WAR MEMORIAL/ THIS BUILDING WAS ERECTED BY/ PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION RAISED IN/ THE BOROUGH OF ISLINGTON TO COM-/ MEMORATE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ MADE BY THOSE WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR AND THE BRAVE DEEDS OF THOSE WHO WERE SPARED/ 1914 - 1919 INSIDE: TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE ISLINGTONIANS WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ (Names) New Plaque-IN MEMORY OF/THE MEN OF ISLINGTON/AND FINSBURY WHO DIED/IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR/COUNTRY IN FRANCE AT/THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME/JULY-NOVEMBER 1916/LEST WE FORGET
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Adam, J S G
Adams, A
Adamson, G E
Albury, L F
Alcock, J T
Alder, F
Alderson, H
Aldridge, B
Aldridge
Aldwinckle, E
See details for all 1248 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1307
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1307
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Arch
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
  • ISLINGTON WAR MEMORIAL
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2001: Names are difficult to read. 1998: vandalised with spray painted initials IRA. 1997, November: ALTHOUGH THE ROYAL NORTHERN HOSPITAL WAS CLOSED IN 1992 AND DEMOLISHED IN 1997, THE DEVELOPERS TOOK A VERY SYMPATHETIC ATTITUDE TO LOCAL REQUESTS FOR THE MEMORIAL TO BE PRESERVED. DEVELOPMENT PLANS INCORPORATE THE ARCHWAY INTO A ONE ACRE MEMORIAL PARK AND NEWS CUTTINGS CONFIRM THAT IT HAS NOT BEEN DEMOLISHED.(See separate record for Royal Northern Gardens).
Costs

Site: £16000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
BELLWAY HOMES (1997)
Reference
  • Family Tree Magazine November 2017 pages 68-71, which focuses on just one of the 1,307 men-Thomas John Holding (1896-1916)
  • The Times 7 Oct. 1919 p.5 'Islington's war memorial fund for enlarging the Great Northern Hospital has reached £7,398.'
  • Lost Hospitals of London ezitis.myzen.co.uk/royalnorthern.html
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 27 November 1927

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