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Artefacts: New Court War Memorials

Memorials to Rothschild family and staff, who sacrifiiced their lives on active serive for their country in two world wars.

New Court War Memorial, List of staff on active service, 1914

000/2102, 1 item

Mounted list of Rothschild family members and New Court and Royal Mint Refinery staff 'In His Majesty's Service', 1914. Includes 29 names, plus 2 members of staff serving in the French Army. The list may have been compiled c.1914 for display in New Court; Lionel de Rothschild (1882-1942) became active in recruitment, taking a leading role in the Jewish War Services Committee. See 'There are three types of men': Lionel de Rothschild and The Jewish War Services Committee, 1915-1919, Rothchild Archive Review of the Year, 2013-2014. Names inscribed on the list are:

IN HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE
LIONEL de ROTHSCHILD, M.P., Major, Royal Bucks Hussars
EVELYN de ROTHSCHILD, Captain, Royal Bucks Hussars
ANTHONY de ROTHSCHILD, Lieutenant, Royal Bucks Hussars
A.A. BARTRUM, Private, 28th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Artists Rifles)
A.E.CHARMAN, Private, 21st (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (1st Surrey Rifles)
W.A.M. DOLL, Second Lieut., Attached to 1st to 9th Gurkhas, Indian Expeditionary Force
H.S ELTON. Second Lieut., 6th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Rifles)
A.L.FEILD, Second Lieut., 2nd Battalion, The Essex Regiment
L.A.L. FLOWER, Second Lieut., 7th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment
H.FREEMAN, Private, 21st (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (1st Surrey Rifles)
A.C.HAYHOE, Private, 1st Public Schools Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
A.C.HOLLAND, Private, 1st Public Schools Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
D.LESLIE, Lance Corporal, 14th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (London Scottish)
G.G. LITTLEHALES, Corporal, A.Battery Honourable Artillery Company
F.E.MONTEFIORE, Private, 28th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Artists Rifles)
W.S.PARRY, Gunner, A.Battery Honourable Artillery Company
L.PEGDEN, Private, 21st (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (1st Surrey Rifles)
H.R.RICHARDSON, Private, 18th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (London Irish Rifles)
M.F.SCOTT, Captain, 2nd (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
S.SCUDAMORE, Private, 28th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Artists Rifles)
W.SMITH, Private, 21st (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (1st Surrey Rifles)
S.G.SPENCER, Second Lieut., Royal Berkshire Regiment
W.N.TOWSE, Second Lieut., 4th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
C.D.WATKINS, Chief Engine Room Artficer, R.N. [Royal Navy]
S.WILLIAMS, Corporal Major, 2nd Life Guards
T.A.WILLIAMS, Driver, A.Battery Honourable Artillery Company
C.W.WISE, Corporal, A.Battery Honourable Artillery Company
E.S.SNELL, Sub. Lieut., R.N.V.R. [Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve]
R.HOWARD JUNR., Private, 10th Suffolk Regiment

SERVING IN THE FRENCH ARMY
M. de MAGNEVAL, Hospital Service
L.WEILL, Engineers

New Court First World War Memorial, (second New Court), c.1920

000/2157/1, 1 item

N M Rothschild & Sons company war memorial from the second New Court. This memorial in wood and plaster records the names of members of the Rothschild family and staff who fell in the First World War. Removed to NMR Archives Department in 1962, when the second New Court building was demolished, and a new War Memorial was created for the third New Court building. Inscription:

TO THE MEMORY OF
ALLAN A. BARTRUM.
LEOPOLD A.L. FLOWER 
CHARLES W. GOODWIN. 
ALFRED C. HAYHOE. 
ARCHIE HOLLAND. 
ALMIRE F. LECHEVALLIER. 
FREDERICK H. LOVELL. 
ALEXANDER McLAREN. 
ALFRED F. MAFFRET. 
WILFRED S.B. PARRY. 
EVELYN A. de ROTHSCHILD. 
J.P. ARMAND SEIGNEUR. 
HORACE SMITH. 
SYDNEY G. SPENCER. 
W. NORMAN TOWSE. 
COLIN W. WISE. 
AUGUSTUS WOODALL. 
OF NEW COURT AND 
OF THE ROYAL MINT 
REFINERY WHO FELL 
IN THE WAR OF 1914-19 
THEIR NAME LIVETH 
FOR EVERMORE 

New Court War Memorial, (third New Court), c.1965

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N M Rothschild & Sons company war memorial from the third New Court. This marble panel, from the New Court entrance hall, records the names of members of the Rothschild family and staff who fell in the First World War and the Second World War. Removed to the Archive in 2007, when the third New Court building was demolished. Inscription as for the first war memorial but with the addition of the names of those who gave their lives in the Second World War:

TO THE MEMORY OF
ALLAN A. BARTRUM.
LEOPOLD A.L. FLOWER 
CHARLES W. GOODWIN. 
ALFRED C. HAYHOE. 
ARCHIE HOLLAND. 
ALMIRE F. LECHEVALLIER. 
FREDERICK H. LOVELL. 
ALEXANDER McLAREN. 
ALFRED F. MAFFRET. 
WILFRED S.B. PARRY. 
EVELYN A. de ROTHSCHILD. 
J.P. ARMAND SEIGNEUR. 
HORACE SMITH. 
SYDNEY G. SPENCER. 
W. NORMAN TOWSE. 
COLIN W. WISE. 
AUGUSTUS WOODALL. 
OF NEW COURT AND 
OF THE ROYAL MINT 
REFINERY WHO FELL 
IN THE WAR OF 1914-19 
THEIR NAME LIVETH 
FOR EVERMORE 
1939 TO 1945
RONALD J HART.
PETER H. SMITHERS. 
PETER G. WILSON.