Victoria Cross Paving Stones at Freemasons Hall, London

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Reference #251705

Address:

60 Great Queen Street

London

WX2B 5AZ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: This memorial is to the 64 Freemasons who were awarded the Victoria Cross in The Great War 1914-1918. It has been set in the paving in front of the steps to Freemasons Hall, London. Following the theme of the Government sponsored VC Paving Stones the memorial starts at the top centre with a VC badge with text set below it ( see inscription section). Then there are grey stones set around and in front of this, into each stone is carved the names of three men along with; the date of the action, their age at the time, their regiment and their Lodge. The memorial was unveiled on 25th April 2017. Video and images of the unveiling service are shown in the Links section. It was unveiled on 25 April 2017. 178 recipients of the VC have been Freemasons.
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Underneath the incised central VC is carved " In Memory of Freemasons awarded the Victoria Cross in The Great War 1914-1918.". The name of each man is incised in each the stone with his details.

The names of all the men may be seen in the Order of Service which is accessible in the Links section.

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