This book is, according to the preface, an attempt to compile a short record of the activities of Gray’s Inn and of its members during the Great War. It contains the names of members who served, with biographical details of those who fell; Speeches in Hall on various occasions; and a lengthy introduction describing the activities of the Society during the War. It was compiled by order(of the Masters of the Bench and has an introduction by the Viscount Birkenhead. The service of dedication of the War Memorial (pictured) is also given, which concluded with the Last Post, sounded by buglers of the Welsh Guards. Forty four members died during the war and they have their own section in the book, with biographical details for each of them. Then follows the roll of all who served (and survived), giving their rank on joining; the period of service during the war; unit; rank when demobilized; Decorations and Honours. Acting rank is added in brackets in those cases where it was held during some part of service
WAR BOOK OF GRAY’S INN
War service record of members with description of the Society’s activities in the war, including speeches made in Hall on various occasion.