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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
City Of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), VC or GC Recipients, Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
SIR ASTON WEBB & SONS ARA RA HRBA HRE HRMS (Architect)
SIR THOMAS BROCK RA (Sculptor)
R Langton Cole FRIBA (Architect)
Eric Parry Architects (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 October 1922
    Attended by: Earl of Balfour
  • Rededicated
    Date: November 2017
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1950
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27 October 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61852

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Current location

Stock Exchange
Paternoster Square
City of London
City Of London
Greater London
EC4M 7DX
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32003 81283
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Western wall (Capel Court end of Stock Exchange).
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    Stock Exchange (Former)
    Broad Street
    City of London
    City Of London
    Greater London
    EC2N 1AR
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 32911 81627
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Large bronze memorial plaques which replaced the original memorial previously located in Throgmorton Street. The original memorial had a central bay with general dedication and bronze elements, including two sculptures. To either side were four marble panels listing the names of the fallen. There was also a painted dedication following the profile of the roof. The memorial was later altered and re-sited with only the name panels and bronze wreath being maintained. The two statues still exist and are currently on loan for display.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE MEN WHO WENT OUT FROM/THIS HOUSE AND DIED FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY/ BOER WAR/[names]/WW1/[names in the rest of column 1, all of columns 2 to 5, and the top of column 6]/WW2/[names in the rest of column 6 and all of columns 7 and 8]
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 408
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 408
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 228
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 228
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
The Stock Exchange building of 1801 was replaced by a new one on the same site in 1972.; At the 2004 move it was determined that the original tablets were in a poor condition, and would be very hard to move due to their size and method of construction, so new bronze plaques were made (incorporating the Boer War), incorporating the bronze wreath from the original memorial
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Roll of Honour www.roll-of-honour.com/London/StockExchange.html
  • New memorial - www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/255507
  • Original memorial - www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/64481/
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin Number 76 February 2018, page 4
  • Photograph of New Memorial-E Hennessy: 'Coffee House to Cyber Market: 200 Years of the London Stock Exchange' pp. 101, 106, (states WW1 casualties were 127 members and 255 clerks = 382), 131.
  • Illustrated London News 18 Nov. 1950 p.825 Photograph of unveiling of WW2 memorial.
  • The Times 13 Nov. 1950 p.2 ' A memorial to the members and clerks of the Stock Exchange who lost their lives in the 1939-45 war was unveiled at the Stock Exchange... by Mr John Braithwaite, chairman of the Stock Exchange.'
  • The Great War Memory and Ritual: Commemoration in the City and East London 1916-1939 by Connelly, Mark p.81 Published:The Royal Historical Society 2002 Quotes from Balfour's speech. Reference Guildhall Printed Books Library SL64/6, Stock Exchange war memorial book, Apr. 1923.
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK p.49 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK
  • Listed Buildings Online www.englishheritagearchives.org.uk/SingleResult/Default.aspx?id=1004916&t=Quick&l=exact&cr=first+world+war&io=False&page=129
  • The Times 28 Oct. 1922 p.7 col.d Report of unveiling, giving casualties as 408.

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