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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Islington
Town
Clerkenwell
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 01 January 1920
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11374

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Current location

On external wall by corner of Rosebery Avenue and Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant Sorting Office
Rosebery Avenue
Clerkenwell
Islington
Greater London
EC1R 4SQ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ31147 82314
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • West End Delivery Office
    35-50 Rathbone Place
    Westminster
    City Of Westminster
    Greater London
    W1T 1AA
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 284 814
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Wimpole Street Post Office
    Wimpole Street
    Westminster
    City Of Westminster
    Greater London
    W1G
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 280 810
    Denomination: Undefined
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Description
White tablet flanked by ionic columns which support an arch; beneath the arch is a gilded wreath and sword with latin inscription carved into stone. A plain brass plaque had been added to the bottom with names of WW2 dead. Memorial and plinth underneath it are about 8 ft tall.
Inscription
PRO PATRIA/ ET LIBERTATE/ TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF/ OUR HEROIC COMRADES WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ (NAMES)/ SUBSCRIBED FOR AND ERECTED BY THEIR COLLEAGUES/ OF THE WESTERN POSTAL DISTRICT/ AS A LASTING TRIBUTE TO THEIR SELF-SACRIFICE/ 1939-1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abrahall, J
Adams, E C
Alexander, A H H
Alldred, J S
Ansley, J E A
Arnold, E G
Bagust, H O
Bagwell, G J
Baker, R W
Barnard, S F
See details for all 185 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 129
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 129
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 56
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 56
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Arch
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
  • Postal Workers' War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • 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
Costs

Comments: Funding was raised by staff of Western Postal District

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Responsibility
Royal Mail
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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