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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Paddington
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1922
    Attended by: Rt Hon Victor Spencer, Viscount Churchill GCVO
  • Rededicated
    Date: 11 November 1949
    Attended by: Unknown
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1949
    Attended by: Sir James Milne
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 November 1922
    Attended by: Archbishop of Canterbury
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Lost
Not lost
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11358

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Current location

On Platform 1.
Paddington Railway Station
Praed Street
Paddington
City Of Westminster
Greater London
W2 1HQ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 26579 81277
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A bronze cast serviceman dressed in overcoat, sheepskin jerkin and scarf, with helmet back off shoulders reading a letter set against a cenotaph shaped background of white marble. A vellum roll containing the names of the fallen is deposited under the statue in a sealed casket made at the GWR Swindon Works. Badges of Royal Navy and Royal Air Force engraved on plinth.
Inscription
IN HONOUR OF/ THOSE WHO SERVED/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/25479 MEN/ OF THE GREAT WESTERN/ RAILWAY JOINED HIS/ MAJESTY'S FORCES/ 2524 GAVE THEIR LIVES IN HONOUR OF/ THOSE WHO SERVED/ IN THE WORLD WARS/ 1914 + 1918/ 1939 + 1945/ 3,312/ MEN AND WOMEN/ OF THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Screen
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • PADDINGTON STATION INCLUDING THE LAWN, GWR OFFICE BLOCK ON LONDON STREET AND OFFICES ALONG EASTBOURNE TERRACE
  • Grade I
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
POST WW2: NEW INSCRIPTION CREATED TO INCLUDE WW2 LOSSES
Costs

Site: £4625

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Responsibility
PADDINGTON STATION
Reference
  • Charles Sargeant Jagger. War and Peace Sculpture by Compton, Ann 21-23 Source Source: Image Library NIWM Published: Imperial War Museum 1985 London
  • London Remembers: www.londonremembers.com/memorials/war-memorial-at-paddington-station
  • The Berks & Oxon Advertiser 17th November 1922
  • The Times 13 Nov. 1922 p.7 col.e
  • The Railway Magazine v.51 pp.482-3
  • Railway Gazette 17 Nov. 1922 p.625 (copy)
  • Source: Media Library Published:N/A Shrewsbury
  • At the Going Down of the Sun: British First World War Memorials by Boorman, Derek 28 Source: Image Library NIWM Published: Sessions 1988 York
  • The National Archives RAIL 258/477

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