City of Lincoln Book of Memory

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Reference WMO/270314


Lincoln Library

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Endowed Bed
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Part of the City’s War Memorial: At the Public Library the company assembled in the entrance, where a pedestal had been erected bearing a casket for the reception of the memory book. On the face deeply incised and gilded, are the words: The Book of Memory, 1914 – 1918. The casket is a wrought bronze framework, filled with plate glass and having a sloping lid, the book resting on an inclined oak self. Sir William [Robertson] lowered the book in to the frame and said it was a great privilege to be asked to place in its casket that book which contained the names of famous men, gentlemen, men of whom the city should be proud. Lincolnshire Chronicle October 28th 1922 Following the Second World War the inscription 1939 – 1945 was added to the pedestal, and a further 32o names added to book to join the 960 of WW1 making a grand total of 1.280, of which38 WW1 and 8 WW2 cannot be identified. Only three Civilians of WW2 have been added, there are at least 15 more.
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