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I was sent to one of our new buildings at work today, Church house, 1 Millbank, London and was pleased to see, inside the door a memorial on the wall dedicated to the men of that office who gave their lives in the Great War.

Has anyone seen this before ?

I shall endeavour to research the names on the memorial

Al

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hi Al

if you could post a photo and a list of the names on the memorial it would Help

Regards Ray

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The original company name would also help. I would expect to be able to find a memorial in so prominent a location on the UK national Inventory of War Memorials, but my searches didn't succeed.

Keith

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Unless this one has been moved again?

http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.40036/fromUkniwmSearch/1

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It appears to be the the HQ of the Church Commissioners but I don't know how long they have been there.

D

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Here is the image of the memorial.

Haven't yet found out what office was there at the time, but has long been the home of the Church Commissioners.

Was recently acquired by the parliamentary estate and now houses offices and meeting rooms for the House of Lords

If you would like a better image, pm me.

Al

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Leonard Henry Druett

Birth Place: Hornsey

Residence: Alexandra Park

Death Date: 20 Dec 1915

Death Location: France & Flanders

Enlistment Location: London

Rank: L/Corporal

Regiment: London Regiment

Battalion: 15th (County of London) Battalion (P.W.O. Civil Service Rifles)

Number: 1689

Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Lawrence Flanagan

Residence: Balham

Death Date: 22 Sep 1916

Death Location: France & Flanders

Enlistment Location: E. London

Rank: Private

Regiment: London Regiment

Battalion: 15th (County of London) Battalion (P.W.O. Civil Service Rifles)

Number: 3207

Type of Casualty: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Comments: M.M.

Name: Thomas Maurice Norris

Birth Place: Westminster

Residence: Pimlico

Death Date: 15 Sep 1916

Death Location: France & Flanders

Enlistment Location: London

Rank: Private

Regiment: London Regiment

Battalion: 19th (County of London) Battalion (St. Pancras)

Number: 612226

Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Comments: Formerly 7164, K.R.R.C.

Herbert Thain Peek

Death Date: 14 Jul 1916

Rank: 2/Lieutenant (T)

Regiment: Durham Light Infantry

Battalion: 15th Battalion

Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Ronald John Savill

Death Date: 30 Apr 1917

Rank: 2/Lieutenant

Regiment: Essex Regiment

Battalion: 3rd Battalion

Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Comments: Att 9 B

John Henry Wisdom

Birth Place: Dublin

Death Date: 26 Jan 1916

Death Location: France & Flanders

Enlistment Location: Hammersmith, London

Rank: Private

Regiment: Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps)

Battalion: 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queens Bays)

Number: 8641

Type of Casualty: Killed in action

I dont want to make it to easy I have left you one to find

Regards Ray

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It may well be that this is NOT included in the National Inventory. If so they would definitely appreciate a photograph, and the text at the head of the memorial. That is unless someone else can find it on their website?

Keith

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Ray

You have evidently been in SDGW, but there is another clue in CWGC: Wisdom's entry there has 'enlisted from the Ecclesiastical Commission'.

Peek's CWGC data includes RAMC as a secondary unit.

Flanagan is credited with the MM.

Otherwise there is little or nothing in common between these men, save their demise.

Daggers

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In Memory of

Captain JAMES ARTHUR McCULLOCH

1st/8th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers

who died age 35

on 27 September 1918

Son of James and Kate McCulloch; husband of Doris Helen McCulloch, of West Hill House, Worplesdon Hill, Woking.

Remembered with honour

RIBECOURT ROAD CEMETERY, TRESCAULT

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It may well be that this is NOT included in the National Inventory. If so they would definitely appreciate a photograph, and the text at the head of the memorial. That is unless someone else can find it on their website?

Keith

Here's the text, pm for a better image

Al

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It may well be that this is NOT included in the National Inventory. If so they would definitely appreciate a photograph, and the text at the head of the memorial. That is unless someone else can find it on their website?

Keith

This was a sneaky opportunity photo on my phone.

If needed, I shall get in touch with Black Rod for permission to photograph this and the other War Memorials in the House of Lords and House of Commons.as

photography of these is not usually permitted.

Al

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Might be worth contacting NIWM first. They probably have the Commons and Lords ones listed, unless there is some embargo.

Keith

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Leonard Henry Druett appears to be well documented. He was in the office of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners at the outbreak of war.

Click here

and here

Phil

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Captain James Arthur MCCULLOCH Biography Found Here

Regards Ray

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another one with a Ecclesiastical Commissioners Connection

From The London Gazette

FOR REGISTRATION AS TEMPORARY BOY

CLERKS.

Arthur Stanley Baldwin, Victor Felix Germeuil

Bonnaud, William Brown, Cuthbert Wynne

Phillips, Stanley Gilbert Band all, Geoffrey

Jabez Granville Stanton.

September 16, 1913.

AFTER OPEN COMPETITION.

Second Division: Clerk—Edward St. Hilary

Lingwood.

Ecclesiastical Commission: Junior Clerk—Herbert

Thain Peek.

Exchequer and Audit Department: Examiner—

Alan Edward Aflalo Jacobs.

Inland Eevenue: Second Class Clerk in the

Estate Duty Office—Allan Douglas Croinbie.

National Health Insurance Joint Committee:

Computer—George Henry Maddex.

Office of Woods: Assistant Clerk (Abstractor)—

Eric Robert Brittenden Harloc

regards ray

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McCulloch's service record is in WO 339/13650.

Peek's is in WO 339/48487.

Savill's is in WO 339/60865.

Phil

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Al

Could you please amend the title.

The Victor Meldrew in me is cringing at the word WARR, just as it does for Tyne Cott and Boar War.

Thank you

Peter

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Some fantastic work in tracing these men.

All of this from a lucky break whilst at work

Thank you everyone

Al

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Al

Could you please amend the title.

The Victor Meldrew in me is cringing at the word WARR, just as it does for Tyne Cott and Boar War.

Thank you

Peter

Job done.

I sea what you mean lol

Al

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All seven can be found on the 1911 census with further family details

the only thing they all have in common is that they were all Civil servants all employed as clerks .for the Ecclesiastical Commissioners

Regards Ray

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