The Recording Angel memorial in St Stephen’s Porch, Westminster Hall

I got the chance this week to see The Recording Angel Memorial, which is located at the south end of Westminster Hall in St Stephen’s Porch, within the Palace of Westminster. The memorial consists of eight panels surrounding a central figure – the Recording Angel – and sits below a stained glass window bearing the family arms of Members who died in World War II.

Members of the House of Commons and Officers of the Commons and Lords
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Sons of Members of the Commons (Adamson-Cawley) which includes Raymond Asquith.
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Sons of Members of the Commons (Chaloner-Law).
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House of Peers which includes Lord Kitchener & the Earl of Longford.
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The Recording Angel.
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Members of the House of Commons including William Gladstone (RWF) & Valentine Fleming (QOOH).
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Sons of Members of the Commons (Law-Seely).
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Sons of Members of the Commons (Seely-Younger) which includes Frank Seely, son of J.E.B. Seely.
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Sons of Officers of the Commons.
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www.parliament.uk gives the following narrative:

The Recording Angel memorial in St Stephen’s Porch is dedicated to Peers, MPs, officers and their sons. This memorial is the main memorial to Members and staff of both Houses, including police officers, in the First World War. Designed by Sir Bertram Mackennal in 1921 the statue was damaged during the Second World War and one of the upper statuettes remains detached from the memorial.

The stained glass window above the Recording Angel is another memorial commemorating Members and staff of both Houses who died in the Second World War.

I also saw the House of Lords War Memorial, situated in the Royal Gallery, but unfortunately photography was not permitted there.

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