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Lloyd's of London war memorial plaque

Lloyd's of London 1928 arch Lloyd's of London war memorial plaque

Erection date: 2/7/2008

Inscription

{On a brass plaque in the porch:}
The memorials on either side of this arch, commemorating the 434 men of Lloyd's who gave their lives in two world wars, were unveiled by HRH the Duke of Gloucester and Lord Levene, Chariman of Lloyd's, on July 2nd 2008.

Site: Lloyd's of London 1928 arch (4 memorials)

EC3, Leadenhall Street, 12

This arch was the entrance to Lloyd's 1928 building. 37 feet high, of Portland stone, it was retained and now, rather incongruously, sits in front of the high-tech 1986 building. Caroline's Miscellany has some comments on this extreme example of facadism. In the arched porch there are 3 plaques. To the right of the door a dull inscription, headed "Lloyd's 1925", gives the composition of the building committee of the 1928 building. It also names the architect: Sir Edwin Cooper. the other two, collected here, are to the left of the door, the brass plaque being above the inscription.  The lists of war dead are inset in window-like openings either side of the porch.  An appreciation of the sculpture in the pediment can be found at Ornamental Passions.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Lloyd's of London war memorial plaque

Subjects commemorated Information

World War 1

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

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World War 2

Sorry, we've done no research on WW2, it's just too big a subject. But do vis...

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men of Lloyd's of London killed in WW1 & WW2

434 men of Lloyd's of London gave their lives in two world wars.

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Lloyd's of London war memorial plaque

Created by Information

Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester

Grandson of George V, and son of Princess Alice. Patron of the Silver Jubilee...

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Lord Levene

Chariman of Lloyd's of London in 2008.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Lloyd's of London war memorial plaque

Also at this site Information

Lloyd's of London 1928 building foundation stone

This is the foundation stone of the 1928 Lloyd's building.

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Lloyd's of London WW1 memorial

{Below a laurel swag and wreath around the crest of Lloyd's:} To the glorious...

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Lloyd's of London WW2 memorial

{Below a laurel swag and wreath around the crest of Lloyd's:} To the glorious...

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