Brixton Independent Church WW1 Roll of Honour (Liber Vitae)

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Reference WMO/268628


Imperial War Museum

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
  • Metal Silver
  • Other Fabric
  • Paper Paper
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Painted
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Richly illuminated Book of Remembrance executed in calligraphy. Hand drawn illuminated manuscript volume on vellum and parchment in a 32cm. oak casket within a 41cm. padded silk and velvet lined case. The book and the casket are ornamented in hallmarked silver, and both the book and the case have 'Goldsmiths' and Siversmiths' Company Ltd., 112 Regent St., London, W.' marked inside. The Brixton Independent Church was totally destroyed by enemy action in September, 1940 and the book and casket subsequently recovered from the debris. Document Reference LBY 23172.
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In Memoriam/To The Glory of God/and in memory of those/Sailors and Soldiers/who serving the Right went/forth from our Church and our/Homes in the Great War 1914-/19 and laid down their lives for/their Friends/This Volume of grateful/Record is dedicated in Faith/in Hope, in Love/ [names on other pages]

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