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Peers War Memorial Programme

After the Armistice, the Houses of Parliament sought to commemorate not only the losses of Britain as a whole, but also the losses from their own ranks. In total, 587 Parliamentarians served in World War One, 264 from the House of Commons and 323 from the House of Lords. 46 were killed, 22 from the Commons and 24 from the Lords.  Peers who lost their lives were commemorated with a statue of a young boy offering his sword to his country, depicted as a woman. The inscription read ‘in piam memoriam 1914 – 1919' (in pious memory 1914 – 1919). This statue, by the sculptor John Tweed, was unveiled in the Royal Gallery by the Prince of Wales on 10th March 1932. This programme was produced for those present at the occasion.