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 Unknown Warrior of World War I (British)

Unknown Warrior of World War I (British)

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Burial Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 2964 · View Source
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On November 11, 1920, the body of a World War I British unknown soldier, sailor or airman, was drawn in a procession to the Cenotaph. In ceremonies at the war memorial on Whitehall, King George V honored the unknown warrior and the body was then taken to Westminster Abbey where it was buried at the west end of the nave. The text inscribed on the tomb: 'They buried him among the Kings, because he had done good toward God and toward his house' is from the Bible (2 Chronicles 24:16). The memorial site which an estimated 1,250,000 people view at the abbey, is now one of the most visited war graves in the world.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 28 May 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2964
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Unknown Warrior of World War I (British) (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2964, citing Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .