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Broadgate completed

Broadgate completed

Started 5/12/1991, 25 years ago

Event, Commerce, Property

1 memorial

Richard Green

Richard Green

Born 5/12/1803, 213 years ago

Ship-owner and philanthropist. Probably born in the family house in Blackwall Yard, Poplar, the son of shipbuilder George Green. After completing his studies, he entered the business which speciali...

Person, Engineering, Philanthropy, Transport

1 memorial

Harry Janes

Harry Janes

Died 5/12/1917, 99 years ago

Born Leighton Buzzard.  Private.  Died of wounds, France and Flanders, 5/12/17 at 29th Casualty Clearing Station, France.  Pte Janes is buried in the Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, Fra...

War dead, War Memorial WW1

1 memorial

Lord Jellicoe

Lord Jellicoe

Born 5/12/1859, 157 years ago

Born Southampton. Commander of the fleet and victor at the Battle of Jutland 1916, although he was criticized for his tactics. Governor of New Zealand from 1920 - 1924. Died Kensington. Also had...

Person, Armed Forces, New Zealand

3 memorials

Cosmo Gordon Lang Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Lang

Cosmo Gordon Lang Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Lang

Died 5/12/1945, 71 years ago

Born in the Fyvie Manse, Aberdeen.  Archbishop of Canterbury, 1928-1942, during which he played a key role in the 1936 crisis surrounding the abdication of King Edward VIII, going on to crown Georg...

Person, Religion, Scotland

1 memorial

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