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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16 July 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
62050
Current location

Baltic Exchange
St Mary Axe
City of London
City Of London
Greater London
EC3A 8EX
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 33312 81315
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Over staircase on lower floor
    at the door of the telephone room.
    30
    Baltic Exchange (Demolished)
    St Mary Axe
    City of London
    City Of London
    Greater London
    EC3A 8BF
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 33307 81251
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Marble tablets associated with stained glass memorial (reference11657). Marble frieze with dedicatory inscription at foot of windows, beneath which is a metal plaque with quotation from 'In Flanders Fields' above the door, to each side of which is a marble tablet with names. There is a cartouche to the left of the plaque with a device, and one to the right with with shiled of the City of London.
Inscription
At foot of windows: IN MEMORY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BALTIC (sic) WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE ... Above the door: WE ARE THE DEAD, TO YOU WITH FAILING HANDS;/ WE THROW THE TORCH. BE YOURS TO HOLD IT HIGH. Tablets: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 61
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 61
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 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
Components
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • The Times 17 July 1920 p.9 col.e Unveiling ceremony of tablets: the windows would not be complete for 15 months.
  • The Times 2 June 1922 p.5 Unveiling ceremony of window.

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