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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Southwark
Town
London Bridge
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5 October 1921
    Attended by: Charles Colin Macrae
  • Dedicated
    Date: 5 October 1921
    Attended by: Rev J B Haldane MA
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12575
Previous locations
  • On a pillar in the central concourse next to W H Smith.
    London Bridge Railway Station
    Station Approach
    London Bridge
    Southwark
    Greater London
    SE1 9SP
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 320 790
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
As unveiled it was a bronze plaque fixed in decorative stonework and masonry to a wall of station building. Prior to its removal to storage it was fixed directly to brickwork, and presented a shiny appearance.
Inscription
IN HONOUR OF THE FIVE THOUSAND SIX / HUNDRED AND THIRTY-FIVE MEMBERS OF / THE STAFF OF THE LONDON BRIGHTON / AND SOUTH COAST RAILWAY CO. WHO / JOINED THE FORCES OF THE CROWN / DURING THE WAR OF 1914 - 1918 AND OF / WHOM THOSE WHOSE NAMES APPEAR / BELOW GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR VICTORY / IN THAT GREAT STRUGGLE TO SECURE / THE LIBERTY OF THE WORLD. / "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE" / (Names) / TO THE MEMORY OF / THE SIX HUNDRED AND TWENTY SIX / MEN OF THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY WHO / GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE 1939 - 1945 WAR
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 531
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 531
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • 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
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height C 3000mm, width C1000mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
Badly damaged by enemy action in 1940 and recast. Southern Railway plaque added post WW2. Currently in storage.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Public Monuments and Sculpture Association SK125/DW
  • Railway Gazette 7 October 1921 p.547
  • The Railway Magazine v.49 p.359 (19210

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