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  • Description

    Lord Denly at Memorial Service funeral ceremony; also Motor Ambulance Inspection.

    Location of events unknown - probably somewhere in Britain.

    Opens with crowd of men on steps; with Lord Denly; an Army man; and Mayor descending. Denly with hat in his hands; making speech in front of memorial marker; engraved with names of Susannah Nutkins and grandson Tom William Nutkins; the date mentioned (laid to rest) is Aug. 3rd; 1906; so either this bit is older than the other stories around it; or this is a 10th anniversary service. (Note: film has been transferred in reverse, so writing / engraving reads backwards).

    Various religious and military officials stand at side and back. Tall block of stone is unveiled; a likeness of a man carved in it. Denly; a Navy officer; a priest; all going down steps.

    Ambulance inspection Row of ambulances with driver (?) standing by each one. Pan to CU two men standing by ambulance. Group of people; including Mayor; Denly; etc. walk down row of the motor ambulances. Group standing; chatting. Denly talking to one of the ambulance drivers. A bunch of men walking toward camera.

    Note: film has been transferred in reverse, so the writing on the gravestones and sides of the ambulances is backwards.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:04:00 / 01:49:18:00
    ON 024 M
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    ON 024 M
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    Historical Figures & Celebrities Lifestyle & Culture Travel & Exploration Religion & Politics War & Revolution
    ON 024 HFW1 14-18 HF WW1 Ambulances
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    All references to "Lord Denly" in text and tags should read Lord Derby.

    What we are seeing here is the unveiling of the memorial to Reginald Warneford VC, who in 1915 brought down the German airship LZ37.

    The unveiling seen here took place on 11 July 1916.

    "Location of events unknown - probably somewhere in Britain" - the location is the West Brompton cemetery, London.

    More coverage of this event can be seen in clip 1848.21.

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