Liverpool Post Office Staff

WM reference
2358
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 15 Jun 1924
  • Rededicated : 8 March 2006
Current location

Metquarter
Victoria St
Whitechapel
Liverpool
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 34559 90467
Denomination: Undefined

Previous location

General Post Office
Victoria St
Liverpool
Liverpool
Merseyside
England
OS Grid Ref.: Undefined
Denomination: Undefined

Previous location

Post Office
in main hall
23-33 Whitechapel
Liverpool
Liverpool
Merseyside
England
OS Grid Ref.: Undefined
Denomination: Undefined

Previous location

THE CONSERVATION CENTRE
Whitechapel
Liverpool
Liverpool
Merseyside
England
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 370 910
Denomination: Undefined

Description

A STATUE OF A WOMAN SYMBOLIZING BRITAIN MOURNING HER DEAD. IN HER HAND SHE HOLDS A POPPY

Inscription

IN HONOUR/OF THOSE MEMBERS/OF THE LIVERPOOL/POST OFFICE STAFF/WHO FELL IN THE/GREAT WAR/1914-1918/They died for us:/ they left this blessed fortune of the light/ and gave themselves to darkness,/ to our love returning never./ But lo presiding over us/ Like stars over the night/ Quiet and lovely and supreme/ lives their death forever/ Lascelles Abercrombie

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Adams, W E
Agard, G
Antrobus, S J
Bagshaw, W J
Bamber, S
Barber, J R
Barlow, H
Baxter, J
Bell, E L
Bell, F J
See details for all 156 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 156
Served and returned: 0
Died: 156
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,forename
Order of information: surname,forename

Component

Pedestal
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone - Green Westmorland
Listed?: No

Component

Figure
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone - Limestone
Listed?: No

Component

Tablets
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone - Green Westmorland
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 15 Jun 1924
Attended by: MR T P O'CONNOR MP

Ceremony

Rededicated
Date: 8 March 2006
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

History

1997 some chipping. When resited in 2006, the memorial was without its pedestal and the tablets were placed on the wall behind it.

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

Reference

Public Sculpture of Britain Liverpool (1997) pp. 246-8

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