Plaque | War dead | WW1, WW2

Science Museum war memorial

Inscription

{The design shows two layers, each representing a war, with "19" serving as a link between the two sets of dates "14-18" and "39-45". A single small cross is cut through both layers at the top. 2 names are given on the WW1 layer and 8 names on the WW2 layer.  See Subjects Commemorated for the names. 

At the bottom of the plaque:}
In memory of the staff of this Science Museum who gave their lives in the two World Wars. 

This plaque is made of a single piece of cast iron.

Site: Science Museum war memorial (1 memorial)

SW7, Exhibition Road

Sorry about the poor quality photo. We just don't seem to be geared up for inside photos, but at least it shows where the plaque is, should you want to visit. The steps you can see lead up to the entrance in Exhibition Road.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Science Museum war memorial

Subjects commemorated i

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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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Science Museum war memorial

Created by i

Harry Pearce

Graphic designer, of Pentagram.

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