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Trinity College of Music - WWI memorial

Trinity Laban Conservatoire
Trinity College of Music - WWI memorial
Inscription

Trinity College of Music
This tablet commemorates the names of the following men who died for their country in the Great War, 1914 - 1918.

Students
C. T. Angell
H. A. Gray M.C.
{Followed by 9 names - see Subjects commemorated.}

Office Staff
S. K. Golder

Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori

We puzzled for some time about the uncomfortable layout, with two names crammed in under 'students' followed by 9 other names. Were the 9 also students? If not what were they? If they were students then why were they separate from the top 2?

We think the answer is that originally there were 10 names under 'students', with Gray separate at the top because of his MC.  Then, as sadly often happened after a memorial had been completed, another name had to be added. Angell had died, or been declared dead. It was decided that the best solution, graphically, was to add Angell's name in the space between 'Students' and Gray's name.

The Latin quotation is from The Odes (III.2.13) by Horace. It translates as 'It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country'.

Site: Trinity Laban Conservatoire (4 memorials)

SE10, College Way, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance and Music

The three plaques are in a locked room which the staff kindly opened for us. See a  photo taken at the unveiling of the Blanke plaque.

Wikimedia have a 1922 photo showing the WW1 memorial in the entrance hall of the college when it was in Mandeville Place, W1.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Trinity College of Music - WWI memorial

Subjects commemorated i

World War 1

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C. T. Angell

Student of Trinity College of Music, killed in WW1.

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G. D. Gardner

Student of Trinity College of Music, killed in WW1.

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S. K. Golder

Member of the office staff of Trinity College of Music, killed in WW1.

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H. A. Gray, MC

Student of Trinity College of Music, killed in WW1.

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

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