Grewelthorpe WW1 Roll of Honour

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Reference WMO220380

Address:

St. James' Church

Main Street

Grewelthorpe

HG4 3BH

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Glass Glass
  • Paper Paper
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Other
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: List of the names of those parishioners who served in the Great War, listed either side of a facsimile of the 1839 treaty guaranteeing Belgium's independence and neutrality. The facsimile shows the signatories (plenipotentiaries) to the treaty.
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The Roll of Honour. Men who have answered their Country's call in defence of a 'Scrap of Paper'. Grewelthorpe Parish. This document is a translation and facsimile of signatures from the original treaty of 1831 guaranteeing the independence and neutrality of Belgium which was confirmed by the six Powers in the famous treaty of 1839, the breaking of which by Germany is responsible for the present war with the British Empire. The 'Scrap of Paper'. Article ll. Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, His Majesty the Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary and Bohemia, His Majesty the King of the French, His Majesty the King of Prussia, and His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, declare that the articles mentioned in the preceeding article are considered as hving the same force and validity, as if they were textually inserted in the present Act, and that they are thus placed under the guarantee of the said Majesties. Article Vll. Belgium, within the limits specified in Articles l., ll., and lV. shall form and independent and perpetually neutral state. It shall be bound to observe such neutrality towards all other states. (signed and sealed), Palmeston, British Plenipotentiary, Sylvain Van de Weyer, Belgian Plenipotentiary, Senfft, Austrian Plenipotentiary, H. Sebastiani, French Plenipotentiary, Bulow, Prussian Plenipotentiary, Pozzi di Borgo, Russian Plenipotentiary.

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