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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Kensington And Chelsea
Town
South Kensington
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: April 1920
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
46094
Current location

By the grand entrance on a pillar on the right hand side.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
South Kensington
Kensington And Chelsea
Greater London
SW7 2RL
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 27021 79128
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Plain stone tablet with convex top. Incised inscription in black and red painted lettering. Laurel branch incised at the top of the tablet. Two corbels support the tablet, each incised with with insignia symbolising the V and A monogram. The left corbel has the initials JC on it for Joseph Cribb and the corbel on the right has the Initials EG on it for Eric Gill.
Inscription
VICTORIA AND ALBERT/ MUSEUM/ IN HONOUR OF THOSE/ WHO GAVE THIER LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ SERVING THE KING/ BY LAND AND SEA/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ MCMXIV - MCMXVII/ (Names)/ SET UP BY SUBSCRIPTION OF THE WHOLE STAFF/ IN MEMORY OF THEIR COMRADES 1920
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, J P
Arnott, H F
Biggs, E
Bunting, A A
Callender, F
Clark, A
Ferguson, J
Ives, W
Lawes, J J
Mclean, A
See details for all 16 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 1525mm, width 660mm
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: Free
Comments: Gill estimated a nominal sum for the cost of the memorial but the exact cost is not recorded. The memorial was to have been acquired using the Museum's purchase grant but this was not needed as the total was raised through subscriptions.
Memorial: c £10-£20

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Details: Voluntary subscription by museum staff
Responsibility
Victoria and Albert Museum
Reference
  • Victoria and Albert Museum A4.1999
  • Council or Committee Minutes 05 August 1919
  • The Morning Post 01 April 1920
  • The Times 14/01 April 1920
  • Changing Fashions in Museum Decorations by Physick, J 256
  • British Sculpture 1470 to 2000: A Concise Catalogue of the Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum by Bilbey, Diane with Trusted, Ma 454-455 Published:V&A Publicationa 2002

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