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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Lambeth
Town
Brixton
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
76817
Current location

Our Lady of the Rosary Church
Brixton Road
Brixton
Lambeth
Greater London
SW9 0TQ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 31099 75901
Denomination: Roman Catholic

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Previous locations
  • To the left of the main door
    Brixton Independent Church
    Brixton Road
    Brixton
    Lambeth
    Greater London
    SW9
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 310 750
    Denomination: Free Church of England
Description
Stone tablet recording the loss of the previous memorials (actually but not stated, in the Blitz, and including our reference) and referring to the "Libera Vitae" in the Imperial War Museum Library (Book LBY 23172, our reference 82012) The church was heavily damaged and worship ceased. It was restored as a Roman Catholic church and reopened in 1953, now being Our Lady of the Rosary Church.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD / IN MEMORY OF THE EIGHTY FIVE SONS OF / THE LATE BRIXTON INDEPENDENT CHURCH / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE / GREAT WAR 1914-1918, / THEIR NAMES ARE INSCRIBED IN THE LIBER VITAE, NOW IN THE LIBRARY OF THE / IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM / "LIVE THOU FOR ENGLAND, WE FOR ENGLAND DIED"./ THIS TABLET REPLACES THE EARLIER MEMORIAL.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Aislaby
Listing information
Condition
History
Tablet appears to have been broken in two.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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