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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Manchester
Town
Manchester
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 May 2016
    Attended by: Michael Portillo and Andy Savage (Director of the Railway Heritage Trust)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
70645
Current location

Platform 10
Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station
London Road
Manchester
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M1 2GH
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 84771 97878
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rectangular granite pillar set upon 3 stepped sloped base. Lettering is carved on all four faces and base. London & North Western Railway Company insignia carved at the top centre of six o'clock face. Wreath carved at the top centre of other three faces. Lettering carved in black.
Inscription
Six o'clock face: 1914 1919/ TO/ THE MEMORY/ OF THE/ MANCHESTER EMPLOYEES/ OF THE/ LONDON & NORTH/ WESTERN RAILWAY/ COMPANY/ WHO SACRIFICED/ THEIR LIVES/ IN THE SERVICE OF/ THEIR COUNTRY/ DURING THE/ GREAT WAR/ AND AS A/ GRATEFUL TRIBUTE/ TO ALL THOSE/ WHO SERVED/ THOSE NAMED HERE WERE/ ORIGINALLY COMMEMORATED/ ON THE LONDON ROAD/ GOODS DEPARTMENT/ MEMORIAL/ "We will remember them" Three o'clock face: 1914 1919/ (Names) Twelve o'clock face: 1914 1919/ (Names) Nine o'clock face: 1914 1919/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Arnold, Thomas
Ball, James E
Bardy, Samuel
Bearder, Alfred
Birkin, Joseph H
Birtles, Robert
Birtwistle, William
Blackwell, George R F
Blair, John A
Brady, John
See details for all 87 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 87
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 87
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 600-500mm, height 1490mm, width 600-500mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1110mm, height 250mm, width 1110mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 240mm, height 180mm, width 240mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 760mm, height 180mm, width 760mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
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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