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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Marylebone
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MR CHARLES W CLARK FRIBA, Joseph Whitehead & Sons
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1920
    Attended by: SIR CLARENDON G HYDE
  • Rededicated
    Date: 11 November 2010
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3090
Current location

Near Platform 5 (eastbound).
Baker Street Station
Baker Street
Marylebone
City Of Westminster
Greater London
NW1 5LA
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 27968 82081
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Large wall tablet with flanking ionic columns and surmounting sculpture of Lion crushing a Serpent. Associated with the tablet is a collecting box with explanatory plaque converted from a 12 inch artillery shell
Inscription
THE MEN FROM THE SERVICE OF/ THE METROPOLITAN RAILWAY COMPANY/ WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED BELOW WERE AMONG/ THOSE WHO AT THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY/ LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM, ENDURED HARDSHIP/ FACED DANGER, AND FINALLY PASSED OUT OF THE SIGHT OF/ MEN BY THE PATH OF DUTY AND SELF-SACRIFICE, GIVING/ UP THEIR OWN LIVES THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM/LET THOSE THAT COME AFTER SEE TO IT THAT THEIR NAMES BE NOT FORGOTTEN/ (NAMES)/ 1914-1918/ ERECTED BY THE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND STAFF/ OF THE RAILWAY. (on shell) 12 INCH HIGH EXPLOSIVE SHELL/ PRESENTED BY/ MESSRS VICKERS LTD/ BARROW WORKS/ DONATIONS TO THE RAILWAY BENEVOLENT/ INSTITUTION/ FOR DISABLED & DISTRESSED/ RAILWAYMEN/ WIDOWS & ORPHANS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Andrews, Richard
Armstrong, George
Atkins, Albert
Bailey, Frederick J
Baldwin, Clifford
Baldwin, John
Bancroft, Edward H
Barker, John
Barlow, Alfred W
Berry, William J
See details for all 137 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 138
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 138
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Carrara
  • Trophy / Relic
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
History
2010: Undergoing restoration by London Transport which includes cleaning, repairs (including the replacement of the Lion's tail) and re-lettering. To be completed by 11th November 2010.
Costs

Memorial: £1000 +

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Responsibility
LONDON TRANSPORT
Reference
  • Railway Gazette 12 Nov.1920
  • Rail No.578 p.27 (7-20 Nov. 2007)
  • The Railway Magazine Vol. 44 p.418 (1919); Vol.47, no page no. quoted. ( Dec.1920)
  • Daily Telegraph 6 Nov.2009
  • Underground News Nov.2000
  • Western Front Association Bulletin by Western Front Association No.48 (June 1997)
  • Harrow Observer 2 & 9 May 1919
  • Harrow Observer and Gazette 24 Nov.1922

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