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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Westminster
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Edward Barnsley, Mr Graily Hewitt HRMS, Miss Ida Henstock, Mr Charles Spooner FRIBA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 March 1932
    Attended by: HRH Prince of Wales KG
  • Dedicated
    Date: 10 March 1932
    Attended by: Archbishop of Canterbury
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
66204
Current location

ROYAL GALLERY (BOOKS AND PANELS)
Palace of Westminster
Westminster
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW1A 0PW
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 280 790
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three illuminated books listing the names and giving details of the life and careers of the fallen. Each page bears the coat of arms of the deceased or of his father. The books are enclosed in a wooden case.
Inscription
BOOKS: UNKNOWN/ The thundering line of battle stands,/ And in the air death moans and sings;/ But Day shall clasp him with strong hands,/ And Night shall fold him in soft wings (last stanza of 'Into Battle' by Julian Grenfell, son of Lord Desborough)/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 243
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 243
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships,occupation,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 143
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 143
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships,occupation,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Book
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Vellum
  • Case
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood, Glass
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: The funds were raised by the peers themselves.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Responsibility
Parliamentary Works Directorate
Reference
  • The Daily Telegraph, 11 March 1932

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