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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Luton
Town
Luton
County
Bedfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7562
Current location

Wardown House Museum and Gallery
Old Bedford Road
Luton
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU2 7HA
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 08929 22967
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • George Kent Ltd Works
    Biscot Road
    Luton
    Luton
    Bedfordshire
    LU3 1JY
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TL 08223 22504
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Roll of Honour in a wooden frame and glass cover. Three panels in total commemorating both the First and Second World Wars with the centre panel listing the names of those who lost their lives.
Inscription
MEMBERS OF THE FIRM OF GEORGE KENT/ WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ THEY WHOM THIS SCROLL COMMEMORATE WERE NUMBERED AMONG THOSE WHO AT THE/ CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM, ENDURED HARDNESS,/ FACED DANGER AND FINALLY PASSED OUT OF THE SIGHT OF MEN BY DUTY/ AND SELF-SACRIFICE GIVING UP THEIR OWN LIVES THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM./ (Names)/ LIVES LOST THROUGH EXPLOSIONS IN THE MANUFACTURE OF ARMAMENTS/ (Names)/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names)/ LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT THAT THEIR NAMES BE NOT FORGOTTEN Left and right panels: MEMBERS OF THE FIRM/ WHO SERVED IN HM FORCES/ 1914 - 1918
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Andrews, H
Ball, H
Bone, B
Brooks, W
Brown, O
Buckingham
Carter, A
Carter, H
Case, J
Chappell, H
See details for all 57 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 511
    Served and returned: 456
    Died: 55
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename initials, regiment, place of death, date of death
    Order of information: Alphabetically
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, regiment, year of death, place of death, manner of death
    Order of information: Alphabetically
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: height 1181 mm, width 2184 mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Wardown House Museum and Gallery
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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