Port Sunlight And Lever Brothers Ltd Employees

WM reference
1278
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 3rd December 1921
  • Unveiled : 03rd December 1921
Current location

At the rounabout between The Causeway
Queen Mary's Dr. and King George's Dr.
The Causeway
Port Sunlight
Wirral
Merseyside
CH62 5DZ
England
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 33674 84488
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Cross on octagonal podium with eleven surrounding figures and twelve relief panels. steps to north, south, east and west. Sculpture depicts the defence of the home. Freestanding figures comprise three soldiers, two women and six children. Surrounding the base there are four round-headed, high-relief panels depicting different forces in action- Red Cross (ambulance men with wounded soldiers),Land (gunners), Sea (sailors) and Air Forces. At the end of each set of steps, there are two high-relief panels with four children (two boys and two girls) offering wreath to the soldier as a sign of gratitude.

Inscription

THEIR NAMES SHALL LIVE / FOR EVER AND / THEIR GLORY / SHALL NOT BE/ BLOTTED OUT South panel: THESE ARE NOT DEAD / SUCH SPIRITS NEVER DIE / ON THE ADJOINING PANELS ARE INSCRIBED / THE NAMES OF THOSE / FROM THE OFFICES AND WORKS OF / LEVER BROTHERS LIMITED / AND THEIR ASSOCIATED COMPANIES OVERSEAS / AND ALSO FROM PORT SUNLIGHT / WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 1919 / (NAMES) North panel: THIS MEMORIAL / ERECTED BY LEVER BROTHERS LIMITED / AND THE COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES IN ALL / PARTS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND IN / ALLIED COUNTRIES WAS UNVEILED ON / DECEMBER 3RD 1921 BY / SERGEANT E.G. EAMES OF PORT SUNLIGHT / WHO LOST HIS SIGHT AT THE FIRST BATTLE OF THE SOMME IN FRANCE 1916 AND BY PRIVATE R.E. CRUICKSHANK OF THE LONDON / BRANCH OFFICE WHO WAS AWARDED THE / VICTORIA CROSS IN 1918 FOR CONSPICUOUS / BRAVERY AND DEVOTION TO DUTY IN PALESTINE / (NAMES) base of the plinth - south side: THE NAMES OF ALL WHO SERVED NUMBERING OVER FOUR THOUSAND AND RECORDED IS A BOOK DEPOSITED BENEATH THIS STONE AND ALSO IN SIMILAR BOOKS IN CHRIST CHURCH AND IN THE LADY LEVER ART GALLERY wall surrounding central platform: DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI / THEIR NAME SHALL REMAIN FOR EVER AND/THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT reverse of wall: TO OUR GLORIOUS DEAD

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Acton, A C
Adams, A M
Alderwood, A
Aliman, I
Allwork, W J
Ansell, H
Ansell, C E
Anyon, J
Aspinall, G
Atkinson, W B
See details for all 511 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 511
Served and returned: 0
Died: 511
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname,decorations
Order of information: surname

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 117
Served and returned: 0
Died: 117
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname, decorations
Order of information: Surname

Component

Cross
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 11582.4 mm
Materials: Granite
Listed?: Yes
Listed by: Historic England
Grade: I
Comments: N/A

Component

Plinth
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 2286 mm, width 24384 mm
Materials: Granite
Listed?: Yes
Listed by: Historic England
Grade: I
Comments: N/A

Component

Relief
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: Yes
Listed by: Historic England
Grade: I
Comments: N/A

Component

Figures
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: Yes
Listed by: Historic England
Grade: I
Comments: N/A

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 3rd December 1921
Attended by: Sergeant E.G. Eames

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 03rd December 1921
Attended by: Private Robert Edward Cruickshank V.C.

History

The memorial has received a grant for its restoration in 2005 by the War memorial Trust.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Corporate
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unilever

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

Reference

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 30 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

Reference

Source: Image Library NIWM Published:LEO COOPER 1991 LONDON

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