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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Birmingham
Town
Birmingham
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17293
Current location

Wall mounted in ground floor sorting office area (far wall)
Mail Centre
St Stephens Street
Birmingham
Birmingham
West Midlands
B6 4AA
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 07279 88677
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
METAL PLAQUE MOUNTED ONTO A WOODEN BOARD. SCENE DEPICTED WITHIN MEDALLIONS ON EACH CORNER OF THE PLAQUE SAILOR IS IN THE UPPER LEFT CORNER, A SOLDIER IS IN THE UPPER RIGHT AND LOWER LEFT CORNER AND A SOLDIER STANDING IN MOURNING WITH ARMS REVERSED IS IN THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER. FOLIATE BORDER. AT THE TOP CENTRE OF THE PLAQUE ARE DRAPED FLAGS AROUND A WREATH
Inscription
1914 1918 / THESE ARE THE MEMBERS OF THE / BRIMINGHAM HEAD POST OFFICE STAFF / WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR / TO THE ETERNAL MEMORY OF THE GALLANT DEAD / (NAMES) / "THAT THE FIRE OF THEIR EXAMPLE MAY NOT FADE, NOR THE / GREEN BRANCH OF THEIR SACRIFICE BE WITHERED ERE IT FLOWER."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adam, Eric Thomas
Allday, Alfred Joseph
Anderson, Robert John
Austin, Harry
Baker, Thomas Harold
Banton, Alfred Walter
Barnickle, Harry Edmund
Beesley, Howard Reginald
Bellamy, Fredk.william
Bellamy, John Henry
See details for all 122 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 122
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 122
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
History
1994: A REPLICA PLAQUE WAS CONSTRUCTED TO REPLACE THE ORIGINAL WHICH WAS AT FIRST FOUND IN A SKIP FOLLOWING RENOVATIONS OF THE VICTORIA SQUARE POST OFFICE. IT WAS REPAIRED BUT AS IT WAS MADE OF GUN METAL IT WAS TOO HEAVY TO RE-HANG ON AN INTERNAL WALL. THE ORIGINAL IS NOW HELD IN THE POSTAL MUSEUM IN KIDDERMINSTER
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
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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