Object Title

Memorial plaque - War memorial plaque, Armouries

Memorial plaque - War memorial plaque, Armouries



Object Number



Old Tower Collection - manufactured on site by Tower carpenter - see notes.

Physical Description

3 oak panels set into oak frame. The stiles extend below the lower rail by 35mm. The frame is topped by an architrave with dentil decoration to lower edge and chamfered top surface.
The top rail has shadowed gold letters G & R, with a narrow Tudor crown between them.
Names are painted in 1/2 in capitals, and 1/4 in lower case. Title in capitals.
2 brass slotted picture mounts are screwed to the back and extend above the architrave.
outer face french polished?



Frameheight O/A750 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

MEMBERS OF THE ARMOURIES STAFF SERVING IN THE WAR, 1914 above list of names: Charles ffoulkes, A-A.C. Lieut R.N.V.R 1914 - Major.R.M.1918; W.H.Buckingham Batt: Sergt. Maj:/1st East Anglian Bde. 1914-15} + ; TH Williams RGA 1914;D Nash 2/9 Queen victoria Rifles 1916 ; G Shaw21st [Res] London Regt 1916; G Taylor Scots Guards 1914-15; W H Harwood P O I RN Anti-Aircraft 1916-17 +; [post 1917 additions] T Garnett 7th Rifle Brigade 1915-17; J W Griffin Royal Defence Corps 1914-18; W Heath 2nd Royal West Surrey 1915.
across panels; title centred



A carbon copy of a letter from Charles ffoulkes to the Carpenter of Works, H.M. Tower of London, dated July 11 1917, asks him to 'get out a rough sketch for the Board of ... oak for the Armouries. I enclose details which should be painted in letters about half an inch caps and a quarter of an inch small letters. Space should be left for four or five names at the bottom.' A second page gives the text and the names to be listed. AR.2/ Box 1.