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First World War Memorial, 1920
 
   
First World War Memorial, 1920
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Brief Description: First World War memorial plaque to Huntley & Palmers' Foreign Office employees killed in action
Subject Date: 1920
Publisher: Huntley & Palmers
 
Full Description: In total 1,833 men went to war from the factory; of these 145 were killed in action. One of the early wartime casualties was Ronald Poulton Palmer, George William's nephew and adopted son. He had entered the business as an apprentice in 1912 and was due to join the engineering department in the autumn of 1914. Sadly he was killed in action in 1915. The number of men who joined up from the firm during the First World War caused a labour shortage in the factory. More women were employed to do what had previously been men's work such as engineering.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Foreign Office, Biscuit Factory, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 90.0cm, Length: 63.0cm, Width: 4.0cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, war, commemoratives
Name Subject: A.R. Case, C. Thorne, G. Baxter, S. Gould, G. Money, C. Wooldridge, J.W.V. Blazey, T.C. Church, L. Beard, A.E. Freeman, H.V. Walker, W. Bonner, A.J.G. Goodall, S. Martin, H.V. Mott
Content Type: plaque
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.130.463
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_130_463~1_532-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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