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WW1 - London Italians 1914-1918*

Clerkenwell
St. Peter's Italian Church, Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell

UKNIWM no. 38891

No. of names: 177

Description:

Large ornate stone tablet with dedicatory inscription in the centre panel and names on the left and right hand sides. Whole is set into a niche with low wrought iron gate placed in front.

Helmet with cross behind it carved at the top centre of the tablet with foliate design carved immediately below. Cross within a wreath carved in the lower part of the centre section.

Legend:

CENTRE SECTION: NON INVANO MORISTE / O DOLCI FIGLI / LATIN SANGUE GENTILE / G D ANNUNZIO , [ YOU WLL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN / O SWEET SONS / SWEET LATIN BLOOD] / AI SUOI FIGLI GLORIOSI / SOLDATI NELL'ESERCITO ITALIANO / COL SACRIFICIO SUPREMO / CONSACRANDO / NELLA GUERRA MONDIALE / LA FEDE NELLA PATRIA / LA GRANDEZZA DELLA STIRPE / LA COLONIA ITALIANA DI LONDRA /A ETERNA MEMORIA / AUSPICE / L'ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE / COMBATTENTI / 4 NOVEMBRE 1927 - ANNO VI / [TO THEIR GLORIOUS SONS SOLDIERS IN THE ITALIAN ARMY CONSECRATED FOR THEIR SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE WORLD WAR FAITH IN THE COUNTRY GREATNESS OF THEIR ROOTS THE ITALIAN COMMUNITY IN LONDON TO ETERNAL AND AUSPICIOUS MEMORY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COMBATANTS 4 NOVEMBER 1927