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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Manchester
Town
Manchester
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Humphreys, Jackson and Ambler Ltd (Manufacturer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18 July 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 18 July 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Lost
WM Reference
10742

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Previous locations
  • At Fairfield St entrance to London Road Goods Station.
    British Railways Goods Depot
    Fairfield St
    Manchester
    Manchester
    Greater Manchester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SJ 830 980
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Bronze plaque with London & North Western Railway badge with laurel decoration under a broken pediment. Wreath at foot of memorial. Apparently a plaque below this, which may be dedicated to WW2 casualties.
Inscription
1914 1919/ TO THE MEMORY/ OF OUR COMRADES WHO SACRIFICED/ THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR/ COUNTRY DURING THE EUROPEAN WAR/ AND AS A GRATEFUL TRIBUTE/ TO THE 580 MEN WHO SERVED./ (Names)/ ERECTED BY THE STAFF/ LONDON AND NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY/ GOODS DEPARTMENT. LONDON ROAD STATION, MANCHESTER
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 87
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 87
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference
  • Railway Gazette 30 July 1920
  • Published:Challenger Publications 1995 Photograph showing location of memorial in July 1952.
  • Rail News No. 306 p.8 (Aug. 1988) Inquiry as to whereabouts of memorial.
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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