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  • Short Summary

    Unveiling of monument in memory of Lord Kitchener. c. 1916

  • Description

    London.

    Lord Mayor of London unveils memorial for Lord Kitchener, who died in 1916 when his ship was destroyed by Germans. Lord Mayor and a priest / vicar stand on platform draped in Union Jack flag, in front of them is the Kitchener memorial covered with a white cloth. Another priest joins the Lord Mayor and the first priest on the platform. The Lord Mayor pulls a cord and the sheet falls from the memorial monument. The monument is white obelisk with cross and circle emblem on top. A man in the background gathers up the cloth and carries it off. A military bigwig gets up and speaks, could be Field Marshal Sir John French.

    World War One, ceremonies, funerals (related).

    Modified WPA record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1854.07
    Media URN:
    71504
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:44:00 / 01:08:25:00
    Canister:
    ON 018 E

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The memorial was unveiled on 4 August 1916.

    It is located outside St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate church in Bishopsgate, London.

    It should be noted that it isn't simply a memorial to Lord Kitchener. He is indeed commemorated on one of the memorial's panels, but another panel remembers John Travers Cornwell VC. Other panels remember the dead of the "Honourable Artillery Company", and "The brave dead of Bishopsgate".

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