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Memorial details

Memorial type
Mosaic or mural
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Westminster
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Michael Leigh ARCA (Artist)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23 June 1952
    Attended by: Mgr Collingwood, Administrator of Cathedral.Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
9661
Current location

At entrance to Chapel of St George and of the English Martyrs
Westminster Cathedral
Victoria St
Westminster
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW1P 1DW
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 29255 79073
Denomination: Roman Catholic

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Description
Mosaic shows Christ the Divine Healer on a throne wearing a crown of thorns and halo of leaves. His right hand brings new leaves from a dead tree. His left holds an orb, a scroll reading 'ECCE NOVA FACIA OMNIA' ('Behold I make all things new'), and a sheathed sword ringed by a snake resembling the rod of Aesculapius. Behind the tree is a rock surmounted by a dagger-like cross; water flows from the rock into a pool. There is a fish splashing in pool and a skull next to the pool. Imagery comes from Chapters 21 and 22 of the Apocalypse. The rod of Aesculapius is engraved on a capital above the stone frame and inscription is engraved below it.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF/ THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1914-1918 + 1939-1945. On mosaic: + ECCE NOVA FACIO OMNIA
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
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Mosaic
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Glass
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL
  • Grade I
  • 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
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Westminster Cathedral
Reference
  • The Times 24 June 1952, p.8.
  • Westminster Cathedral Chronicle August 1952, p.137.

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