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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Strand
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
SIR EDWIN LUTYENS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 January 1924
    Attended by: HRH Prince of Wales KG
  • Rededicated
    Date: 25 July 2002
    Attended by: Bishop of London
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27 January 1924
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Willesden
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2814
Current location

On terrace overlooking the river
SOMERSET HOUSE
The Strand
Strand
City Of Westminster
Greater London
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 308 808
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cubical base with pillar surmounted by an urn and ornamented with laurel wreaths. Pillar has the King's and regimental colors on opposite sides. On either side are painted stone-work flags - regimental colors and the Union flag.
Inscription
(North face): MCMXIV/ THIS COLUMN/ WAS ERECTED/ BY THE 15TH/ COUNTY/ OF LONDON/ BATTALION/ THE LONDON/ REGIMENT/ PRINCE OF WALES/ OWN/ CIVIL SERVICE/ RIFLES (South face): MCMXIX/ IN MEMORY/ OF THE/ 1240 WHO FELL/ WHILE SERVING/ WITH/ THE REGIMENT/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ THEIR NAMES/ ARE RECORDED/ ON A SCROLL/ PLACED WITHIN/ THIS COLUMN/ ALSO IN MEMORY/ OF MEMBERS/ OF THE CIVIL SERVICE/ CADET BATTALION (ON BASE): FESTUBERT/ LOOS/ SOMME 1918/ COURCHFLETTE/ DOIRN 1917/ LYS KEMMEL/ GAZA/ NEBISAMIWIL/ JERUSALEM/ ST QUENTIN/ ALBERT 1918/ ANCRE 1918/ BAPAUME 1918/ SELLE/ TRANSLOY/ YPRES 1917 1918/ MESSINES 1917 1918/ CAMBRAI 1917
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ablett, Albert
Acworth, Gordon William
Adams, Alfred Andrew
Aish, George
Albutt, George Lewis
Alexander, David Fraser
Allan, Robert Campbell
Ambrose, Bernard
Ames, Alfred James
Amey, Henry James
See details for all 1239 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Urn
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Column
    Measurements: height 4900MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 4500MM, height 4500MM, width 4500MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • The Civil Service Rifles 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
Memorial was moved from quadrangle of Somerset House to the river side terrace
Costs

Memorial: £750

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: MEMBERS OF THE CIVIL SERVICE
Reference
  • STAND TO! pp53-56/ September 2012 Published:WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION 'Remembering the Great War on the Victoria Embankment, London', by Ray Westlake
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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