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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Camden
Town
Holborn
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Mr Ferdinand Victor Blundstone RBS
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 1994
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 March 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2 March 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2097
Current location

Former Prudential Assurance Buildings. North East corner of Courtyard
Waterhouse Square
High Holborn
Holborn
Camden
Greater London
EC1N 2ST
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 31253 81608
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two life sized winged female figures cradling a dying soldier, representing a clerk of the establishment. Four half draped figures of women representing the three services and national service stand at the corners of a square pedestal. Two small bas reliefs under the top of the pedestal depict ships of war and dying soldiers. Plaques inscribed with the names of the fallen are mounted on the pedestal.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/ THE GLORIOUS SACRIFICE/ OFFERED BY PRUDENTIAL MEN/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ WE ARE BOUND TO GIVE/ THANKS ALWAY (sic) TO GOD/ FOR YOU BRETHEREN/ BELOVED OF THE LORD/ FOR YE ARE OUR GLORY AND JOY
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ablett, F
Agate, H
Akerman, F G
Alcock, J A
Aldridge, E J
Alford, S
Amoore, R H
Andrews, A H
Andrews, D C
Andrews, G J A
See details for all 787 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 786
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 786
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Figures
    Measurements: height 6000mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Red
Listing information
  • PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE BUILDING
  • 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
1994: Relocated to the north east corner of the courtyard. 1922: Located at the centre of the courtyard entrance in front of the entrance archway and visible from High Holborn.
Costs

Memorial: £3,033

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference
  • Our website www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.53509/fromUkniwmSearch/1
  • 'Tribute to the men from Pru', Evening Standard, Wednesday 13th August 2014
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin No.58 (August 2013)p.6 Published:War Memorials Trust London Photograph of some members of the Grants for War Memorials Panel in front of the memorial.
  • STAND TO! No 91; April-May 2011; pp38-39 Published:WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION
  • LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN 135 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON
  • Committee on War Commemoration Report, Prudential Assurance Company.
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 2 March 1922

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