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Plate to Lord Kitchener

This plate commemorates a speech made to MPs by Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, on 2 June 1916 in a committee room in the House of Commons. He died three days later in the sinking of the HMS Hampshire.

Location: Committee Room 14, House of Commons

Members' tributes to Lord Kitchener in historic Hansard, 21 June 1916

Decision to place a memorial to Lord Kitchener in Committee Room 14, 29 June 1916

Title

Plate to Lord Kitchener

Date

1916

Transcript

In this room Field Marshall Earl Kitchener K.G., Secretary of State for War, spoke with Members of the House of Commons on Friday June 2nd 1916. On Monday June 5th 1916 he died at sea.