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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Manchester
Town
Manchester
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Henry Shelmerdine FSI
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 February 1922
    Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL THE EARL HAIG KT GCB OM GCVO KCIE
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14 February 1922
    Attended by: Bishop of Manchester
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13093
Current location

left wall of westermost station entrance.
Victoria Railway Station
Victoria Station Approach
Manchester
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M3 1WY
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 84072 99017
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
SEVEN PANELS WITH NAMES, SET BELOW A TILED MAP OF THE LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE RAILWAY NETWORK, AND MOUNTED ON A MARBLE BACKBOARD. RELIEF PANELS AT EACH END OF THE NAME PANELS DEPICT MOUNTED FIGURE OF ST GEORGE SLAYING THE DRAGON, AND WINGED ST MICHAEL WITH HIS FOOT ON THE NECK OF THE FALLEN SATAN. FLANKED BY PILASTERS ON WHICH ARE TORCHES
Inscription
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THE LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE RAILWAY WHOSE NAMES ARE RECORDED HERE AND/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR KING & COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/(Names)/ THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT AND THEIR NAME LIVETH TO ALL GENERATIONS. Ecclesiasticus XLIV, verses:13:14 On torches: COURAGE SACRIFICE UNITY STRENGTH
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Agombar, A W
Ainsworth, C
Ainsworth, E
Ainsworth, J H
Aird, J
Alcock, C
Aldershaw, W
Alderton, P
Aldred, F
Alexander, H
See details for all 1460 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1460
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1460
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,additional,decorations, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: depth inset, height 870mm, width 615mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Base
    Measurements: height 260mm, width 10200mm
    Materials: Granite - Cornish, Marble - Connemara
  • Panelling
    Measurements: depth 25mm, height 1710mm, width 1700mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Panelling
    Measurements: height 450mm, width 10200mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
1923 Granite and marble platform on which were four large and seven small ornamental bronze vases to contain shrubs and flowers, which family and friends might use, was added. FIGURE OF ST GEORGE HAS LOST HIS LANCE. ONE OF FIVE SMALL PEDESTALS IS MISSING
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Railway Gazette 17 Feb. 1922 p.273
  • The Railway Magazine v.53 p. 250 (1923)

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