Liverpool Cotton Association

Our reference
2339
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 5 April 1922
  • Unveiled : C1949

Current location

Cotton Exchange Building,Old Hall Street And Edmund Street,Liverpool,Liverpool,Merseyside,England
OS Grid Ref.: SD 340 170
Denomination: Unknown

Description

STATUE OF SOLDIER WITH NEARBY PLAQUE AND ROLL OF HONOUR PLUS SECOND COPY OF ROLL OF HONOUR IN OTHER LOCATION STATUE SHOWS SOLDIER IN UNIFORM ADVANCING RIFLE METAL PLAQUE HAS A DECORATIVE BORDER PLASTIC ROLL OF HONOUR IS BLACK WRITING ON YELLOWED BACKGROUND WITHOUT ORNAMENTATION PAPER ROLL OF HONOUR IS FRAMED IN WOOD AND HAS COLOUR ILLUMINATION AT THE TOP WITH UNION JACK AND OTHER FLAGS PLUS CROWN AND 1914-1918/1939-1945 SCROLLS

Inscription

METAL PLAQUE: 1914-1919/ THIS MEMORIAL/ WAS UNVEILED BY/ FIELD-MARSHAL/ EARL HAIG/ OF BEMERSYDE/ 5TH APRIL 1922 PLASTIC ROLL OF HONOUR: THIS PLAQUE RECORDS THE NAMES OF THOSE MEN WHO/ WENT FROM THE LIVERPOOL COTTON ASSOCIATION TO THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1918 AND TO THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945/ AND DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN DEFENCE OF/ LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FRAMED ILLUMINATED ROLL OF HONOUR: THE NAMES HERE RECORDED ARE OF THOSE MEN WHO WENT FROM/ THE LIVERPOOL COTTON ASSOCIATION/ TO THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ AND DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN/ DEFENCE OF LIBERTY AND JUSTICE/ 1914-1918/ (NAMES)/ 1939-1945/ (NAMES)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: 65
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: 358
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Component

Figure
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Metal
Listed?: No

Component

Plinth
Condition: Lost
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Component

Roll of honour
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Paper,Synthetic Material
Listed?: No

Component

Tablets
Condition: Lost
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 5 April 1922
Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL THE EARL HAIG KT GCB OM GCVO KCIE

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: C1949
Attended by: EARL (17TH) OF DERBY

History

2013, Aug: International Cotton Association (formerly the Liverpool Cotton Association) is in the process of relocating the memorial to a more prominent location. A new plaque has been commissioned to consolidate the content of the two current plaques. A BAYONET FORMED PART OF THE ORIGINAL DESIGN BUT AFTER MANY HAD BEEN REMOVED NO FURTHER REPLACEMENT WAS MADE RECENT PHOTOGRAPH SUGGESTS THAT METAL PLAQUE MAY HAVE BEEN PAINTED SINCE ORIGINAL RECORD SUBMITTED TO US.

Costs

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

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

LOCATION OF FRAMED ILLUMINATED PAPER ROLL OF HONOUR CREATED IN 1966 WHEN ORIGINAL STONE TABLETS LOST IS THE LIVERPOOL COTTON ASSOCIATION MEMBERS ROOM ON 6TH FLOOR OF COTTON EXCHANGE BUILDING AT 620 EDMUND ST FILE ALSO CONTAINS DOCUMENTS FROM COTTON ASSOCIATION ARCHIVES DESCRIBING MEMORIAL HISTORY AND A MAP OF THE COTTON EXCHANGE BUILDING SHOWING LOCATION OF MEMORIAL AND ADJACENT PLAQUE AND ROLL OF HONOUR ROLL OF HONOUR IN COTTON ASSOCIATION MEMBERS ROOM WAS PREVIOUSLY HELD AS A SEPARATE RECORD (Our ref.15203) BUT CONSOLIDATED INTO RECORD (Our ref.2339) IN DECEMBER 2004

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Archive for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this will be included in the record during 2015.

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