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Middlesex Guildhall war memorial Middlesex Guildhall - interior

Monument: Middlesex Guildhall war memorial


Our illustrious dead
{3 enamelled scenes}
{list of 11 names, in alphabetical sequence - see Subjects commemorated.}
This tablet was erected by staff, in memory of their comrades who laid down their lives in the Great War.
{In an enamelled square at the bottom of the plaque:}
Death has this sweetness that while it removes a life it makes a memory.

This is a classy plaque, very of its time. From Fanny Cornforth we learn that the text "death has...." is written by Henry Wilson and is from an 1898 obituary of Edward Burne-Jones in The Architectural Review, of which he was editor. We cannot find a date for this bronze memorial but, given its jewel-like qualities, we think Wilson may also have created it. Strangely the listing text for this building describes its architectural design as being "... influenced by Henry Wilson.... " but we can find no confirmation that Wilson was involved in the design of the building, nor this memorial.

Site: Middlesex Guildhall - interior (2 memorials)

SW1, Little George Street, Supreme Court

These two memorials are beside each other in the entrance area. We have another page for this building: Middlesex Guildhall - exterior which covers the splendid frieze on the outside.

Go to map of other memorials in this area

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
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Information Subjects commemorated

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World War 1

We'd always assumed that this war was known as the Great War until WW2 came a...

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H.A.C. Dodds

2nd.Lieutenant of the Yorks and Lancs. Regt. Buried in Croydon Cemetery.  

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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Information Created by


Henry Wilson

Architect, jeweler and designer. A leading figure in the British Arts & Craft...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Information Also at this site


Middlesex Regiment war memorial with Ryder

Unveiled by Lieut General Sir Ivor Maxse. The Supreme Court explains why thi...

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