Memorial details

Memorial type
Greater London
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16th March 1921
    Attended by: Right Hon. Herbert Henry Asquith KC MP
  • Rededicated
    Date: 17th May 1950
    Attended by: Admiral of the Fleet Andrew Browne Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope
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Current location

New Square
Lincoln's Inn
Greater London

OS Grid Ref: TQ 30993 81398
Denomination: Undefined

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Central block in cenotaph form, with a smaller block on each side connected to the central block by a long stone bench and balustrade. On the face of the central block are fixed: i) a central bronze plaque containing in two columns the names of the Members of Lincoln's Inn who died in WW1; ii) two smaller plaques, one on each side of the central plaque, containing the names of members who died in WW2; and iii) a small plaque below the central plaque commemorating (without names) members of the Inns of Court Regiment who died in WW2. Each of the smaller blocks has a bronze plaque on its inner face containing the names of sons of members who died in WW1, and the right hand block also has a bronze plaque with the names of sons of members who died in WW2. An inscription is carved across the top of the balustrade and the central block, and the dates 1914 and 1919 are carved in archaic Latin numerals - i.e. instead of 'M', the earlier form '(I)' is used - on the faces of the smaller blocks.
Carved on left-hand balustrade: HOSPITIUM SOCIIS Carved on central block: PRO PATRIA/ SANGUINEM LARGITIS Carved on right hand block: FILIIS PARENTES Central plaque on central block: (Names) Left- and right-hand plaques on central block: 1939-1945/ (Names) Lower plaque on central block: IN MEMORY OF OUR COMRADES/ OF THE / INNS OF COURT REGT/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE 1939-45 WAR WW1 plaques on the inner faces of the smaller blocks: FILII SOCIORUM/ (Names) WW2 plaque on inner face of right-hand smaller block: 1939-1945/ FILII SOCIORUM/ (Names) Carved on face of left-hand smaller block: (I)/ I) CCCC/ XIV Carved on face of right-hand smaller block: (I)/ I) CCCC/ XIX
Inscription legible?
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 101
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 101
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 36
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 36
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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