Andrew Bonar Law, 1923

Andrew Bonar Law, 1923

Lord Asquith remarked at Bonar Law's funeral that they were burying the Unknown Prime Minister next to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This British Conservative Prime Minister served just 211 days as Prime Minister - the shortest serving Prime Minister of the 20th century. He was born in the colony of New Brunswick (now in Canada) and as such he is the only British Prime Minister to have been born outside of the British Isles.

The image shows people lining the streets and mourners walking behind the cortege which heads for Westminster Abbey.

Film: Empire's Reverent Tribute