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St Peters Eaton Square - seat St Peters Eaton Square

Memorial: St Peters Eaton Square - seat


{Inscribed on the front of the middle panel of the seat back:}
This seat stands on the site of the war memorial 1914 - 1918 destroyed by enemy action April 16th 1941.

This can be seen as a memorial to a memorial - not common but we have two others: the Testimonial fountain in Bow or the Maharajah's fountain in Hyde Park.

Site: St Peters Eaton Square (4 memorials)

SW1, Eaton Square, St Peters

The 4 memorials recorded at this site are related as follows: the same WW2 bomb that killed Austin Thompson also demolished the WW1 memorial. This lost memorial (no image) was replaced with two memorials: the seat, and then, later, the plaque with the list of names.

The two plaques are in the porch, behind the columns. The seat is visible to the far right of our photo, through the railings.

Designed in the classical style by architect Henry Hakewill in 1827 this church was enlarged in 1875. Following serious damage by an arsonist in 1987 the interior was redesigned and the church, reopened in 1991, is now extremely light and airy.

There is one more memorial on the outside of this church, at the back, to its daughter church St John's, Wilton Road.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
St Peters Eaton Square - seat

Information Subjects commemorated

World War 1

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

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
St Peters Eaton Square - seat

Information Also at this site

St Peters Eaton Square - Austin Thompson

That last phrase "Pray for his soul..." is surely a quotation but we can't so...

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St Peters Eaton square - WW1 memorial - lost in WW2

This WW1 memorial was destroyed by a WW2 bomb. There surely must be photos o...

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St Peters Eaton Square - WW1 memorial - names

The Biblical quotation at the end of the inscription is from 1 John 3:16. Th...

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