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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Covent Garden
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MR LOUIS N. PARKER (Writer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17 February 1919
    Attended by: Bishop of London
  • Dedicated
    Date: 17 February 1919
    Attended by: Bishop of London
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22696
Current location

CATHERINE ST IN THE THEATRE FOYER
ON RT HAND SIDE OF BACK WALL
FACING MAIN ENTRANCE
THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE
Catherine St
Covent Garden
City Of Westminster
Greater London
WC2
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 200 800
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
THREE DARK WOOD PANELS WITHIN A DECORATIVE CARVED MAHOGANY FRAME. THE ROYAL COAT OF ARMS TOP CENTRE
Inscription
THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE/ 1914 - 1918/ ACTORS, MUSICIANS, WRITERS AND WORKERS FOR THE STAGE/ WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ HONOUR TO THE IMMORTAL DEAD THAT GREAT WHITE COMPANY OF SHINING SOULS/ WHO GAVE THEIR YOUTH THAT THE WORLD MIGHT GROW OLD IN PEACE/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ THESE NOBLY PLAYED THEIR PARTS THESE HEARD THE CALL/ FOR GOD AND KING AND HOME THEY GAVE THEIR ALL/ SINCE YE WHO PASS IN QUEST OF HAPPY HOURS/ BEHOLD THE PRICE AT WHICH THOSE HOURS WERE BOUGHT/ STREW HERE THE FRAGRANCE OF MEMORIAL FLOWERS A SILENT TRIBUTE OF A GRATEFUL THOUGHT/ LOUIS N PARKER/ THIS MEMORIAL TABLET WAS DEDICATED BY ARTHUR FOLEY WINNINGTON-INGRAM, LOND.EPISCOT./ 18TH FEBRUARY 1919
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Addison, G
Alexander, Harry
Amptommas, J S
Armstrong, Henry Louis
Aubyn, H
Balderson, F R
Bambridge, William Herbert
Barker, Bernard
Barnes, Fred
Barrie, E S
See details for all 281 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 264
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 264
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,year died
    Order of information: year died,surname
Components
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Mahogany
Listing information
Condition
History
June 2015: Reported that the memorial is obscured by vending machine
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE

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