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