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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Farmer and Brindley
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 June 1922
    Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL SIR HENRY WILSON BART GCB DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 22 June 1922
    Attended by: Bishop of Norwich
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11787
Current location

Liverpool Street Railway Station
Liverpool Street
City of London
City Of London
Greater London
EC2M 7QH
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 33213 81726
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • In the Booking Hall
    Liverpool Street Railway Station
    City of London
    City Of London
    Greater London
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
LARGE ORNATE WALL PLAQUE. ROLL OF HONOUR 1220 NAMES IN BLACK LETTERING ON 11 PANELS SURMOUNTED BY SEGEMENTAL PEDIMENT WITH RELIEF OF LAUREL AND THE Great Eastern Railway COAT OF ARMS IN CENTRE .
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE/ GREAT EASTERN RAILWAY STAFF WHO IN RESPONSE TO THE CALL OF THEIR/ KING AND COUNTRY, SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES DURING THE GREAT WAR/ (NAMES)/ 1914-1919
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, W
Blackney, A F
Blake, E A
Chilvers, H
Chilvers, L M
Downham, S W
Dowsett, C L
Gibbs, F S
Gibbs, S
Hempstead, M W
See details for all 22 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1220
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1220
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 30CM, height 6 METRES, width 5 METRES
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
History
Moved c1990-91 from original site in the booking hall to a wall above the main concourse when the station was re-developed. Memorials to Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson and to Captain Charles Fryatt (see reports11788 and 11789 ) are also relocated here.
Costs

Comments: £500 of the cost was for the lettering. The company itself paid for the memorial.
Memorial: £3326

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
RAILTRACK
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Photograph of memorial as new- IWM Collections Reference Q48861-www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205084563
  • London's Historic Railway Stations by John Betjeman /2002 Published:Harrow Weald Central Transport 2002 2nd edition
  • Rail No.578 pp.26-27 (7-20 Nov. 2007).
  • The Railway Magazine v.51 p.159 (1922)
  • Railway Gazette 1040 / 30 June 1922
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 26, 27, 28 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

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