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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Kensington And Chelsea
Town
Knightsbridge
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16 April 1917
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
39085
Current location

On staircase landing between Ground and 1st Floor adjacent to Door 3 (Basil St)
Harrods
87-135 Brompton Rd
Knightsbridge
Kensington And Chelsea
Greater London
SW1X 7XL
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 27684 79370
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Four rectangular cream marble tablets mounted side by side within a grey marble border. The two centre tablets bear two bronze relief plaques with dedicatory inscriptions. Names are not ordered by any discernable criteria in the tablets and this would be because they were created during the First World War. Details include rank, full name, regiment and the Harrods department in which the casualty worked. The tablet is wall mounted.
Inscription
Pediment: 1914-1918/ WAR MEMORIAL (left to right) Tablet 1: RANK/ NAME/ REGIMENT/ DEPARTMENT (Names) Tablet 2: HARRODIANS WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1914 - 1918/ RANK/ NAME/ REGIMENT/ DEPARTMENT (Names) Tablet 3: HARRODIANS WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1914 - 1918/ RANK/ NAME/ REGIMENT/ DEPARTMENT (Names) Tablet 4: RANK/ NAME/ REGIMENT/ DEPARTMENT (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alldridge, Douglas Robert G P
Allison, Arthur
Baker, Percy W
Ball, Thomas W
Bartlett, Robert H
Beak, W J
Bennett, J
Blewitt, Reginald
Bower, A
Braund, Albert E
See details for all 147 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 147
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 147
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename,occupation
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height C 1800MM, width C 4800MM
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
  • Harrods
  • 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
The tablets were made during the War to commemorate loss of life and originally it was tablet 3 (third from left) that was unveiled in 1917, the other three tablets were added subsequently. According to the Harrodian Gazette, May 1917, when unveiled the tablet third from left was surmounted by a bronze figure of Victory holding two wreaths in outstretched arms.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
HARRODS LTD
Reference
  • Source: Image Library Published:HARRODS PUBLISHING 1995 LONDON
  • Evening Standard 29 Oct. 2013 p.19 It is planned to add 21 further names to the memorial.
  • Harrodian Gazette May 1917; pp102-103

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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