Lloyd’s Register’s First World War Memorial.

Lloyd’s Register Foundation Heritage & Education Centre are the custodians of Lloyd’s Register’s library and archive, offering its resources to the public for free. Our purpose is to enhance public understanding in marine and engineering science and history.

In November 2016, the Centre launched a new project, HEC needs you! a crowd sourcing project focusing on Lloyd’s Register’s First World War Memorial.

The project aims to uncover any information regarding the 15 members of staff named in our First World War Memorial at 71 Fenchurch Street. Using materials from our archive, the Heritage & Education Centre team have published the employment and military information of the 15 members of staff that are named in our First World War memorial.

The Centre is contacting any regimental military groups, heritage centres, ancestry groups asking for any information regarding these 15 men:

  • John Edward Davis – Gunner, 233rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Ernest Tulley Grainger – Private, 7th Battalion Middlesex Regiment & 5th City of London Battalion
  • William Greig – Private, 14th (County of London) Battalion – London Scottish
  • William Francis Hutchison – Sergeant, 10th Battalion Essex Regiment
  • Clifford James Macey – 2nd Lieutenant 28th County of London Regiment, Artists and 1st Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment
  • Archibald MacLean – 2nd Lieutenant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers
  • Reginald Julius Prescott – Private in the Artists Rifles, 2ndLieutenant 18th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers
  • Joseph Eric Russell – Private, 10th Royal Fusiliers
  • James Hosking Sandall – 2nd Lieutenant/Captain, Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Joseph Charles Smith – Honourable Artillery Company
  • Charles Thomas Squires – 2nd Lieutenant, 11th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment
  • J Henry A Walker – Private, 7th Battalion, Essex Regiment
  • Maurice Godfrey Wells – 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery & Royal Horse Artillery
  • Leslie Gower West – 2nd Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, London Rifle Brigade
  • Maurice G Boyer – Captain, 116th Regiment d’Artillerie Lourde

So far, we’ve had a variety of responses, with the general public providing photographs, personal biographies and stories of the men. We’ve even managed to locate a relative of Joseph Smith.

The archive is entirely free to access by the public and also offers an insight into Lloyd’s Register’s role during the First World War. If you have any questions about the project, please don’t hesitate to contact Sean Clemson, the Research Specialist & Digital Content Manager.

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