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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other memorial
District
Liverpool
Town
Liverpool
County
Merseyside
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
15319
Current location

IN A FIRST FLOOR CLUB ROOM OF THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
DERBY HOUSE
Rodney St
Liverpool
Liverpool
Merseyside
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 370 910
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A GLAZED AND FRAMED, FULL COLOUR REPRODUCTION ON CARD OF THE MEMORIAL IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY. SHIELDS OF SOME COUNTRIES ARE AT THE TOP OF THE MEMORIAL WITH THE INSCRIPTION UNDERNEATH. MOUNT IS INSCRIBED WITH INFORMATION ON THE MEMORIAL AT THE FOOT. ARMS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, INDIA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA, NEW ZEALAND AND NEWFOUNDLAND AT THE TOP
Inscription
TO THE / GLORY OF GOD / AND TO THE MEMORY OF / ONE MILLION DEAD / OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918 / THEY DIED / IN EVERY QUARTER / OF THE EARTH AND / ON ALL ITS SEAS / AND THEIR GRAVES ARE / MADE SURE TO THEM / BY THEIR KIN / THE MAIN HOST / LIE BURIED IN THE LANDS / OF OUR ALLIES OF THE WAR / WHO HAVE SET ASIDE / THEIR RESTING PLACES / IN HONOUR / FOR EVER / 1914 - 1918 / THE TABLET HERE ILLUSTRATED WAS PLACED IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY BY THE IMPERIAL WAR / GRAVES COMMISSION TO COMMEMORATE THE MILLION DEAD OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE. / IT WAS UNVEILED BY H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES ON 19TH NOVEMEBR, 1926. / THE SERVICE ON THAT OCCASION WAS ATTENDED BY THE PRIME MINISTERS OF THE UNITED / KINGDOM AND DOMINIONS AS A PRELIMINARY TO THE IMPERIAL CONFERENCE OF / THAT YEAR. / SIMILAR TABLETS WITH SUITABLE INSCRIPTIONS IN THE APPROPRIATE FOREIGN LANGUAGES, HAVE BEEN PLACED IN A NUMBER OF CATHEDRALS IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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