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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Camden
Town
Euston
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
Hart Son Peard & Co Ltd (Manufacturer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23 April 1903
    Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EARL ROBERTS VC KG KP GCB OM GCSI GCIE
Lost
Lost
WM Reference
61149

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Previous locations
  • In the Great Hall- first landing.
    Euston Railway Station
    Euston
    Camden
    Greater London
    NW1
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 295 828
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Bronze tablet cast in relief with decorated border.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF THE LONDON AND NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY'S STAFF/ WHO FELL IN BATTLE OR DIED IN THE COURSE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902/ (Names)/ DURING THE WAR 1760 (?) MEN IN THE EMPLOY OF THE LONDON AND NORTH WESTERN/ RAILWAY COMPANY JOINED THE COLOURS, 99 OF WHOM WERE KILLED OR DIED OF/ DISEASE, 325 (?) OF THE REMAINDER HAVING RETURNED TO THE SERVICE OF THE COMPANY.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 99
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 99
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,occupation,additional
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 600mm, width 1750mm
    Materials: Undefined
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James p.135 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London
  • Railstaff No.20 (July 1999)
  • Illustrated London News v.122 p.728 (9 May 1903).
  • The Times 21 Ap. 1903 p.8 col.c; 23 Ap. 1903 p.11 col. a; 24 april 1903 p.4 col.c

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