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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Whitehall
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Non-Specific Conflict
Maker
William H Slicer (Designer)
William Moris and Co (Founder / Foundry)
Students of Lambeth College, School of Construction (Wood Carver)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19 December 1923
    Attended by: RT HON STANLEY BALDWIN PC MP
  • Rededicated
    Date: 9 November 2017
    Attended by: DIT Secretary of State’s Personal Private Secretary, two of the DITs Permanent Secretaries, 2 from the Armed Forces and 3 members of DIT Staff laid wreaths
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 2002
    Attended by: The Rt Hon. Patricia Hewitt
  • Dedicated
    Date: 19 December 1923
    Attended by: Chaplain General to the Forces
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53617
Current location

Ground Floor in the Business Lounge area
3
Department of International Trade Offices
Whitehall Place
Whitehall
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW1A 2AW
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 30148 80229
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • 1
    Department of Trade and Industry
    Victoria Street
    Westminster
    City Of Westminster
    Greater London
    SW1H 0ET
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 298 794
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Near Park entrance
    Government Offices
    Great George Street
    Westminster
    City Of Westminster
    Greater London
    SW1
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
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Description
The original memorial was a bronze plaque with four columns of names, inside an oak frame with a carved galleon hull inside a broken pediment. The new memorial is the same but the names are carved in wood, and the inscription for WW2 is on a new panel underneath.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO FELL/ (Names)/ 1914 BOARD OF TRADE 1919/ ALSO IN MEMORY OF STAFF OF THE BOARD OF TRADE/ AND ITS SUCCESSORS WHO DIED IN/ THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ AND OTHER CONFLICTS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbas, Joseph Robert Alexander
Affleck, Bertram
Alexander, David Fraser
Allan, Norman John
Allen, Walter Valentine
Andrews, George Ford
Angus, Roy William Fred
Bainbridge, Roland
Ballard, Charles William
Basnett, Douglas Eric
See details for all 304 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 304
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 304
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Non-Specific Conflict
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: depth 75mm, height 2835mm, width 114mm
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
The memorial had been lost for many years by the time a search was initiated in the 1980s. It was never located and a wooden replica was created and unveiled in 2002.
Costs

Comments: Original memorial was funded by staff subscription. Further appeals were needed after McGregor's Bank, which held the memorial fund, collapsed. Planned all-bronze memorial was replaced by a bronze plaque with wooden frame.
Memorial: £158 (1923)

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
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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