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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Southwark
Town
Lambeth
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Sir Edwin Lutyens
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18 July 1919
    Attended by: Unknown
Lost
Lost
WM Reference
66225
Previous locations
  • Imperial War Museum
    Lambeth Rd
    Lambeth
    Southwark
    Greater London
    SE1 6HZ
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 315 792
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Imperial War Museum
    Imperial Institute Rd
    South Kensington
    Kensington And Chelsea
    Greater London
    SW7
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 265 794
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Upper section of Crystal Palace.
    Imperial War Museum
    Crystal Palace Parade
    Crystal Palace
    Bromley
    Greater London
    SE19
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 350 710
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Whitehall
    Whitehall
    City Of Westminster
    Greater London
    SW1
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 302 798
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
A temporary memorial made of wood and plaster, painted white. It was constructed for the London Peace Procession of 19 July 1919, and replaced by a stone Cenotaph (see reference #104).
Inscription
MCM/XIV MCM/XIX/ THE/ GLORIOUS/ DEAD
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: height c. 10668mm
    Materials: Wood, Plaster
Condition
History
1920: Replaced by the Cenotaph of Portland stone, and transferred to the Imperial War Museum (then situated at the Crystal Palace). c. 1939-1945: Destroyed by a bomb.
Costs

Comments: The funding was voted by Parliament.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference
  • 'The 75th Anniversary of the Cenotaph and the London Peace Procession held on 19 July 1919', Western Front Association Bulletin (June 1994), pp. 16-18.
  • Public Sculpture of Britain, vol. I.: Historic Westminster, Philip Ward-Jackson (2012), pp. 416-419.
  • Museums and the First World War, G Kavanagh (1994), p. 154.

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