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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Camden
Town
Clerkenwell
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4th November 1927
    Attended by: Signor Antonio Chiarramonte Bordonaro It. Amb. 1927-1932
  • Dedicated
    Date: 4th November 1927
    Attended by: Father Anthony
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
38891
Current location

At the top of the entrance steps
136
St Peter's Italian Catholic Church
Clerkenwell Rd
Clerkenwell
Camden
Greater London
EC1R 5EN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 31286 82069
Denomination: Roman Catholic

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Description
Large ornate stone tablet with dedicatory inscription in the centre panel and names on the left and right hand sides. Whole is set into a niche with low wrought iron gate placed in front. Helmet with cross behind it carved at the top centre of the tablet with foliate design carved immediately below. Cross within a wreath carved in the lower part of the centre section.
Inscription
CENTRE SECTION: NON INVANO MORISTE / O DOLCI FIGLI / LATIN SANGUE GENTILE / G D ANNUNZIO , [ YOU WLL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN / O SWEET SONS / SWEET LATIN BLOOD] / AI SUOI FIGLI GLORIOSI / SOLDATI NELL'ESERCITO ITALIANO / COL SACRIFICIO SUPREMO / CONSACRANDO / NELLA GUERRA MONDIALE / LA FEDE NELLA PATRIA / LA GRANDEZZA DELLA STIRPE / LA COLONIA ITALIANA DI LONDRA /A ETERNA MEMORIA / AUSPICE / L'ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE / COMBATTENTI / 4 NOVEMBRE 1927 - ANNO VI / [TO THEIR GLORIOUS SONS SOLDIERS IN THE ITALIAN ARMY CONSECRATED FOR THEIR SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE WORLD WAR FAITH IN THE COUNTRY GREATNESS OF THEIR ROOTS THE ITALIAN COMMUNITY IN LONDON TO ETERNAL AND AUSPICIOUS MEMORY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COMBATANTS 4 NOVEMBER 1927 LEFT HAND SECTION: (NAMES)/ 1915/ (NAMES) RIGHT HAND SECTION: (NAMES)/ 1918/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adami, Felice
Adelizzi, Antonino
Alberici, Gaimpietro
Allocca, Giacomino
Amato, Luigi
Ambrosini, Giuseppe
Amerio, Giacomo
Amerio, Giuseppe
Arata, Emilio
Arioli, Enrico
See details for all 163 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 177
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 177
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 3500mm, width 2100mm
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
  • ROMAN CATHOLIC ITALIAN CHURCH OF ST PETER AND PRESBYTERY
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • The Italian Factor: The Italian Community in Great Britain by COLPI, Terri 67 and 90 Published:Mainstream Publishing 1991 Edinburgh
  • Daily Herald - Saturday 05 November 1927 The marble memorial to the 140 London Italians who fell in the war, erected outside the Italian Church in Hatton-garden, was unveiled yesterday by the Italian Ambassador and blessed by Father Anthony.
  • St. Peter's Italian Church www.italianchurch.org.uk/
  • The Times 09 June 1932
  • The Times 05 November 1927
  • Our Blog ukniwm.wordpress.com/2008/02/27/i-am-the-enemy-you-killed-my-friend/

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