London Air Raid, 13 June 1917 (Commemorative Napkin)

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Reference WMO/268631


Imperial War Museum

Lambeth Road




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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Other
  • Paper Paper
Lettering: Painted
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Laminated paper napkin bearing commemorative text (within funereal black border)
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SOUVENIR/In Loving Memory/OF THE/MEN, WOMEN AND CIVILIANS/KILLED IN/The London Air Raid/ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 13TH 1917/Killed-104, Seriously injured-154, Slightly injured-269, Total-527/The casualties include 120 children either killed or injured/Some of the small Victims/[18 names in 2 columns giving their age]/"SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME,/FOR OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN"/These they school babes, our little ones/Had ceased their tasks and were listening with bated breath/For the blotting out of the glorious sun/By the broken thunder of the German Death/"IN THE MIDST OF LIFE, WE ARE IN DEATH"

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