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War heroes

A tribute to those who served in the Great War of 1914–1918

Many of our employees saw active service during the First World War

A hundred years on, the sheer scale and sacrifice of the First World War demand remembrance.

Sajid Javid - Culture Secretary – July 2014

40 NPL employees were sent to war in late 1914 and many others joined them over the course of the war. Those who left were told that their posts would remain open for them on their return as serving King and Country would count as a service to NPL. Some did manage to return to their posts, but many were not so fortunate.

NPL memorial Teddington memorial

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