Hall of Memory

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Birmingham's Hall of Memory was erected in the 1920s (before Baskerville House, in front of which it now stands) to commemorate the 12,320 Birmingham citizens who died in the "Great War", which we now know as the First World War (a further 35,000 Birmingham men came home from that war with a disability).

The Hall, made form Portland Stone, from Portland Bill near Weymouth, was opened by Prince Arthur of Connaught on July 4, 1925. It cost £60,000, which was raised by public subscription.

Further memorials were added after the Second World War, and for subsequent campaigns, including Korea, Vietnam and the Falklands.
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