Festubert 1915, Loos, Somme 1916 1918 Flers Courcelette
Those names of the battlefields on which so many died in WW1 are inscribed at the bottom of this memorial, dedicated to the dead of the Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles regiment - 1,240 of them. The regiment included those from Audit, the Post Office, Whitehall. They stepped out of their comfortable jobs and risked their lives - Henry Moore the sculptor served in this regiment.
The memorial itself, based in Somerset House, was designed by Lutyens, and is notable for the flags which are carved and painted.
On today, 11/11/11, the guns of the first war fell silent so many years ago. We would do well to remember those fallen, and consider the other soldiers who didn't ask to die in the second war and so many other conflicts.