H13584

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ID number H13584
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London

Description

London, England. A tablet placed in Westminster Abbey and unveiled by HRH The Prince of Wales in the presence of Dominion Prime Ministers assembled for an Imperial Conference. The Coats of Arms of the Allied countries who fought together during 1914-1918 head the tablet followed by these words "To the glory of God and to the memory of one million dead of the British Empire who fell in the Great War 1914 1918. They died in every quarter of the earth and on all its seas and their graves are made sure to them by their kin. The main host lie buried in the lands of our allies of the war who have set aside their resting places in honour for ever". The tablet was paid for from the general fund of the Imperial War Graves Commission. (Donor Captain R. Murphy)