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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Camden
Town
London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Reginald Wynn Owen FRIBA, R L Boulton & Sons, Mr Neale
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 October 1921
    Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL THE EARL HAIG KT GCB OM GCVO KCIE
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21 October 1921
    Attended by: Archbishop of Canterbury
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2087
Current location

at Bus Station entrance
outside Euston Railway Station
Euston Road
London
Camden
Greater London
NW1 2AE
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 29654 82584
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Obelisk above a tall pedestal standing on a circular stepped base. Projecting buttresses on each corner supporting over life size figures representing a sailor, infantryman, airman and gunner. These have heads bowed and arms reversed. Raised cross with overlapping bronze wreath on each face. Figures over life size - sailor, infantryman, gunner and member of RFC. WW1 tablet in marble; two WW2 tablets in granite.
Inscription
(On obelisk)IN/ MEMORY/ OF OUR/ GLORIOUS/ DEAD (On plinth) IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE 3719 MEN OF THE/ LONDON AND NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY/ WHO FOR THEIR COUNTRY, JUSTICE AND FREEDOM/ SERVED AND DIED IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ THIS MONUMENT WAS RAISED BY THEIR/ COMRADES AS A / LASTING MEMORIAL TO THEIR DEVOTION/ REMEMBER/ THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE/ LONDON MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH/ RAILWAY 1939 1945
Inscription legible?
no
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 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
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 13650mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL
  • 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
July 2011 WW1 tablet reported to be completely illegible.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Network Rail
Reference
  • 'The Chronicle' 5 Jan. 1923
  • 'Building News' 28 Oct. 1921
  • Evening Standard 5 March 2013 (Homes & Property)pp. 1, 6-7 Article on proposals to reconstruct the railway station and redevelop the surrounding area. the illustrations do not show the war memorial.
  • The Times 6 Feb. 2013; 12 Feb. 2013 Report of proposal to reconstruct the Euston Arch (demolished 1961-62) between the two lodges on the Euston Rd. The location proposed for the arch in the article would have implications for the visibility of the war memorial from the Euston Rd. The triangle of the two listed lodges and the memorial is all that remains of the old Euston Station.
  • The Times 22 Oct. 1921
  • LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN p.183 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON
  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL & SHREWSBURY NEWS by N/A 4 Feb. 1922 p.9 col.6 Source: Media Library Published:N/A WELLINGTON, SHROPSHIRE
  • THE SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE by N/A 28 Oct. 1921 p.7 Source: Media Library Published:N/A SHREWSBURY
  • The Railway Magazine v. 49 pp.419-421.(1921)
  • Railwaymen of Cumbria Remembered: A Roll of Honour in remembrance of those who gave their lives in the service of their Country during the Great War 1914-1918 by Peter Robinson p.22 Published:Cumbrian Railways Association 2008
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • The Builder 6 Aug. 1920
  • The National Archives tinyurl.com/bdx2ga
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 27, 28 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

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