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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Holborn
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Society of Scribes and Illuminators (Writer)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 07 May 1961
    Attended by: CHAPLAIN IN CHIEF, RAF
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53567
Current location

In north west corner of church
St Clement Danes Church
Strand
Holborn
City Of Westminster
Greater London
WC2R 1DH
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 30978 81036
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Book of remembrance inside glass display case set into the wall, with inscription on blue wall behind the book and final lines of the Gettysburg address incised and gilded in wood on either side of the window. Above the window is the insignia of the USAF carved in wood. Beneath the window is a small fascimile of the book for visitors to peruse.
Inscription
Panelling: IT IS RATHER FOR US TO/ BE HERE DEDICATED TO/ THE GREAT TASK REMAINING/ BEFORE US THAT FROM THESE/ HONORED DEAD WE TAKE/ INCREASED DEVOTION TO/ THAT CAUSE FOR WHICH THEY GAVE THE LAST FULL/ MEASURE OF DEVOTION/ THAT WE HERE RIGHTLY RESOLVE THAT THESE DEAD/ SHALL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN:/ THAT THIS NATION/ UNDER GOD SHALL HAVE A/ NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM/ AND THAT THE GOVERNMENT OF THE/ PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE/ FOR THE PEOPLE SHALL NOT/ PERISH FROM THE EARTH/ ABRAHAM LINCOLN Inside case: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN/ MEMORY OF THE UNITED STATES AIRMEN/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 19000
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19000
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Book
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Parchment
  • Panelling
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Case
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Glass
Listing information
Condition
History
Shrine was part of church when it reopened in 1958 but book was not completed until 1961.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Royal Air Force
Reference

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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