Colonial Territories memorial
Location in the Abbey: Cloisters, south cloister
Type of memorial: Tablet
Type of material: Marble

In the south cloister of Westminster Abbey is a polished grey marble tablet in memory of those who served in the Colonial Territories. At the top is the Royal achievement of arms and the inscription reads:

"To all those who served the Crown in the Colonial Territories. The memorial was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 23 March 1966. Whosoever will be chief among you let him be your servant".

The memorial was moved higher on the wall in 2003 in order to accommodate a new memorial below it. The section about the unveiling had originally been on a separate piece of marble but, with the permission of the Queen, the words were inscribed below the Royal arms.

A photo of the memorial can be purchased from Westminster Abbey Library.

© 2017 The Dean and Chapter of Westminster

Website design - Design by Structure