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Memorial details

Memorial type
Trophy / Relic
District
Hackney
Town
Shoreditch
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53140
Current location

St Leonard's Church
Shoreditch High Street
Shoreditch
Hackney
Greater London
E1 6JN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 33465 82635
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
DRUMS, STANDARD AND DISPLAY CASE. DEDICATORY PLAQUE INSCRIPTION WITH IN BLACK AND RED LETTERING
Inscription
THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR, 1914-1918./ THESE DRUMS AND STANDARD (WHICH ACCOMPANIED THEM TO FRANCE)/ WERE PRESENTED TO THE 20TH (SHOREDITCH BATTALION MIDDLESEX/ REGIMENT, A VOLUNTEER BATTALION OF LORD KITCHENER'S ARMY, RECRUITED/ IN THE BOROUGH OF SHOREDITCH BY THE THEN MAYOR, SIR H.BUSBY BIRD./ THEIR PRINCIPLE ENGAGEMENTS WERE AT LOOS, CAMBRAI AND/ ARMENTIERES, WHEN MOST OF THE MEN WHO WENT INTO ACTION MADE/ THE GREAT SACRIFICE. THE DONOR OF THE DRUMS AND CASKET/ (A NATIVE OF SHOREDITCH) EXPRESSED A PIOUS HOPE THAT/ THE DRUMS OF WAR WOULD NEVER BEAT AGAIN.
Inscription legible?
yes
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
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Case
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak, Glass
  • Flag
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Relic
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
THE CHURCH

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