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Plaque: Unknown warrior delivery

Erection date: 10/11/2000

Inscription

The body of the British unknown warrior arrived at platform 8 at 8.32pm on the 10th November 1920 and lay here overnight before interment at Westminster Abbey on 11th November 1920.
Western Front Association

The vehicle used for the delivery was the Cavell Van, the railway wagon which had previously been used for two ceremonial journeys from Dover to London: on 15 May 1919 carrying Edith Cavell's body; on 15 July 1919 carrying the body of Captain Fryatt. Following that first journey all wagons of this type were known as Cavell vans. See Western Front Association for more information.

Site: Unknown warrior delivery (1 memorial)

SW1, Victoria Station

Between platform 8 and 9, before the ticket barrier. A small remembrance service takes place here each year on 10 November.

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