Sir Richard Pinsent, then president of the Law Society, and David Lloyd George MP, the prime minister, are two of the names to appear on a 1919 document listing donors to the Solicitors’ War Memorial Fund.

The list is among historic documents on display in the Law Society Library at Chancery Lane as part of the Society’s commemoration of the first world war. The appeal raised more than £30,000 from firms such as Hill, Dickinson & Co in Liverpool and Coward & Hawksley, Sons & Chance (now magic circle firm Clifford Chance) to pay for a permanent memorial to the 569 solicitors and 341 articled clerks who died in the war.

Lloyd George’s contribution is listed as five guineas (£5.25).