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The British Library

96 Euston Road




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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Commissioned by the Library Association and unveiled on the 24th October 1924, the memorial is a series of oak panels containing the names of 142 librarians that died in the First World War. It was made by the workshops of Harry Hems and Sons of Exeter. The memorial was originally erected in the corridor leading to the Round Reading Room of the British Museum in Bloomsbury, but was moved in 1998 to its current site near the staff entrance of the British Library at St Pancras.
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On the frame: IN MEMORY OF THE BRITISH LIBRARIANS | FALLEN IN THE WAR MCMXIV – MCMXVII. On the panels: [142 names in five columns] VALETE FRATRES.

Abby JS/Abrams R A/Allard G O/Anderson AR/ Asling E H/Bacon S/Bayley D J/Beaton W J/Bevis H B/Bishop E/Booth H G/Boswell L/Bowen C E/Boxall F J/Boyce C E/Braine W S/Brenton R H B/Brown W/Brunt H S/Buck C P/Bullock F C/Burnett I A K/Burnett W A/Bynge A L/Cameron D/Camplin P W/ Carlisle A D/Carter S J/Castle J C/Checketts H W/Clark H W/Conmee J A/Connel C J/Coombes V H/Corlett/S G/Crolmeley R J/Daniels R M/Davies J H/Davis H V J/Davison J L/Day S S/Derrett F/Dixon H P N/Duncan J/Dunn H J/Dunt C R/Eastlake F W/Edwards R E/Elder H/Elgar R J/Elliott J/Evans E H/Fahey A/Figgis S D J/Gamble S R/Gardener J W/Gardiner A D/Garner P A/Glenn F M/Griffiths F G/Hall B/Hall P C/Hall S E/Hardy R T/Harradine F C/Hart H/Healy J J/Hindmarsh E/Hobson J C/Huck T W/Hutcheson H/Izard F T/John C/Johnson A B/Kennelly C/Kiemantaski L S/Lewis T/Longdon W H/Mackay C A/Mason R A R/Mayhew E/Mayrick R T/McColvin N/McKay D J/Meakin F M/Mendham E/Michie H/Mills F E/Mills W J/Mitchell G/Moore H E/Moslin A M/Moss F/Munday j /Nash J F/Newman E/Nightingale S D/Owens D W/Parker R J/Peavot R G J/Peppiette S A/Perrett E H/Pierce J/Pocock F/Potts R H U/Preston C/Purkis H W/Rathbone B E/Reeves W H/Richardson A N/Riley T/Riseley E E/Robarts H M/Robson C/Sawney T E/Sherwood C W/Slattery L V D A/Smith G B/Smither R E/Spears E E/Spencer C/Stevenson H/Stewart A C/Storey T B/Strachan D L/Sutton O J/Swain J T/Terry A G W/Tottle V/Towl P G/Turner H J/Ware S A/Watson C J/Wells C J D/Wells R G/Wilcock F N/Wilkins C/Willmore W/Wyatt C/Young J D/Young W B

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