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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Glasgow
Town
Glasgow
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61949
Current location

In outside
non-public garden
20
Mail Centre
Turner Road
Glasgow
Glasgow
Strathclyde
G21 1AA
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 60952 66881
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • 1
    George Square General Post Office
    George Square
    Glasgow
    Glasgow
    Strathclyde
    G2 1DY
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: NS 592 653
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Two bronze plaques (one for each conflict) mounted on wall behind glazed window, set in remembrance garden. Left plaque with names in raised lettering orgainsed in five columns which are centred below dedication. Triangular shield centred above dedication. Decorative border with angels mounted on columns. Right plaque with ensignia centred above dedication and four columns of incised names. Decorative border with incised designs. Additional inscription centred in bottom border.
Inscription
Left hand panel: In honour of our colleagues who fell in the Great War/[names]. Erected by the post office staff in the Glasgow postal district. Right hand panel: In everlasting remembrance of the members of the staff of Glasgow post office who gave their lives in the Second World War/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abercrombie, R
Aitken, W L
Allan, T
Anderson, J
Anderson, J
Anderson, J
Anderson, J M
Anderson, J R
Anderson, T
Anderson, W
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 277
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 277
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 93
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 93
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Garden
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Condition
History
c2005: Plaques relocated to Glasgow Mail Centre and mounted on a purpose-built wall and set within a remembrance garden.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
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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