Midland Railway - Cenotaph
- Our reference
- Memorial type
- Unveiled : 15 December 1921
- Dedicated : 15 December 1921
- Rededicated : 17 December 2010
Roadside,Midland Rd (b6000),Derby,Derby,Derbyshire,DE1 2SQ,England
OS Grid Ref.: SK 360 354
Cenotaph with carved soldier on tomb, enclosed by low wall with names on plaques on each side. Coat of arms in wreaths carved on each side.
Cenotaph: TO/THE BRAVE MEN/ OF/ THE/ MIDLAND/ RAILWAY/ WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES/ IN/ THE GREAT WAR , MCM/ XIV XIX Wall, Plaque: (Names)
Subject / Period
First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 2833
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname
Measurements: height 9450mm
Materials: Stone - Portland
Date: 15 December 1921
Attended by: MR CHARLES BOOTH
Date: 15 December 1921
Attended by: Bishop of Southwell
Date: 17 December 2010
Attended by: Rev James Lindsay
October 2010: Restored and recovered plaques were replaced. 6 August 2010: Four name plaques recovered, frame known to have been sold for scrap. 4 August 2010: Four bronze plaques and their frame stolen. 24 February 1977: Listed grade II* English Heritage reference 403266
Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: £10 958 in 1920
Comments: Cost based on contract which included allowance of £997 for sculpture. 2010 restoration cost £18 000 and was supported by the Railway Heritage Trust and Network Rail.
Trust fund / scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A
Lutyens's estimate to Midland Railway Company in file. Only a partial list of names held of A-B. A memorial volume listing the names was published, and sent to the families of the fallen. (See our ref 60760). Order of Service refers to the memory of 2833 men.
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 29 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK
The National Archives RAIL 491/519 Contract for construction.
Evening Telegraph Hidden Derby by Unknown 135 Published:The Breedon Books Publishing Company 1999 Derby Reproduction of photograph by Rebecca Russell showing statue of soldier on top of cenotaph.
Imperial War Museum, Department of Collections Access and Library Acc.NO:00/875. Lutyens estimate
An Illustrated History of Derby by Craven, Maxwell 245 & 247 Published:Breedon Books Publishing Unknown Derby Description and photograph.
Railwaymen of Cumbria Remembered: A Roll of Honour in remembrance of those who gave their lives in the service of their Country during the Great War 1914-1918 by Peter Robinson pp.26-27 Published:Cumbrian Railways Association 2008 details of 20 Company employees from Cumbria
Derby Evening Telegraph 1 and 2/ 5 August 2010 13/ 6 August 2010 3/ 7 August 2010 3/ 11 August 2010 13/ 13 August 2010 11/ 19 August 2010 Reports on theft of bronze plaques, their recovery, the sale of the frame for scrap and the convictions of two men responsible.
Derby Evening Telegraph 4/ 18 December 2010 Report on restoration and rededication
Rail News Feb. 2011
Railstaff No. 157 (Dec. 2010)
War Memorials Trust Bulletin No.48 p.11 (feb. 2011) Published:War Memorials Trust London
Derby Evening Telegraph 4/ 3 January 2011 Photograph of damage to plaques in connection with article on thefts of metal.
Lutyens and the Great War by Tim Skelton & Gerald Gliddon pp.96,157,168 Published:Francis Lincoln Ltd 2008, Nov London
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