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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Liverpool
Town
Liverpool
County
Merseyside
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
SIR WILLIAM GOSCOMBE JOHN RA
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1224
Current location

Near Pier Head
St Nicholas Place
Liverpool
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 1QW
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 33741 90393
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tall, tapered pillar of granite sections on a plinth and base comprising large granite blocks within a circular grassed enclosure surrounded by a paved walkway and iron railings. The pillar has carved depictions of maidens - possibly holding lifeboat rings - in Egyptian style at its top section below a gilded flame with a carved depiction of a gilded sun rising from the sea at the base of the pillar with stone sculptures of classical figures depicting water, earth, sea and fire at each corner. The plinth has sculptures of a pair of naval engineers and a pair of stokers on two sides with sculptures of a poppy within laurel wreath on the alternate two sides. There are inscriptions above each of the laurel wreaths.
Inscription
North face: IN HONOUR OF/ ALL HEROES OF THE/ MACHINE ENGINE ROOM/ THIS MEMORIAL/ WAS ERECTED BY INTERNATIONAL SUBSCRIPTION/ MCMXVI South Face: THE BRAVE DO NOT DIE/ THEIR DEEDS LIVE FOREVER/ AND CALL UPON US/ TO EMULATE THEIR COURAGE/ AND DEVOTION TO DUTY
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: height c1400mm.
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Listing information
  • MEMORIAL TO HEROES OF THE MARINE ENGINE ROOM
  • 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
History
memorial incurred shrapnel damage during WW2 which remains visible.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: International public subscription
Reference
  • Links 214 - June 2010 - 'Imarest Vist'

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