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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)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9 May 1923
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
65933
Current location

St Olave's Church
Hart Street
City of London
City of London
Greater London
EC3R 7NB
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 33375 80860
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • On ground floor
    Cory Buildings
    117 Fenchurch Street
    City of London
    City Of London
    Greater London
    EC3
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 333 810
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
An elaborately-decorated niche with a bronze curtain overhanging a marble memorial frame. The frame contains a tablet bearing three columns of names.
Inscription
1914 1918/ IN HONOURED AND GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE EMPLOYEES OF THE COMPANY/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR/(Names)/ "THEIR NAME LIVETH"
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 133
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 133
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Roof
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
Only the names tablet survives, without dates, which were on the frame.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • 'The Black Diamond', staff magazine of William Cory & Son, July 1923.
  • 'Remembering the Great War: All Hallows-by-the-Tower to St. Olave's City of London', Stand To! Magazine (No. 97, May 2013), pp. 43-44.

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