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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
Camden
Town
Bloomsbury
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Fabian Peake, Artist & Poet (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8 November 2018
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
80975
Current location

On the Grand Terrace
near where two major air raids in 1918 and 1941 caused damage
the 1918 one claimed the greatest number of casualties in any attack on a London Station in WW1
St Pancras Railway Station
Euston Road
Bloomsbury
Camden
Greater London
N1C 4QP
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 30105 82979
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A memorial wall with a serious of vitreous enamel plaques giving the job titles of the men and women who worked at the station during both world wars, and did their part towards the war effort. This is the final fruition of stalled plans since 1921 to erect a memorial at the station- which never happened due to a lack of funding. Vitreous enamel was chosen as that material was historically used for signage by railway companies
Inscription
30 job title plaques-[unknown] Dedication plaque-In Memory/1914-1918/1939-1945/St Pancras Station/Hotel and Goods Yards
Inscription legible?
yes
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
  • First World War - civilians
    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
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: height 4000mm
    Materials: Brick
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Enamel
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: Commissioned by HS1, Bechtel, East Midlands Trains, Eurostar, Govia Thames Link, Manhatten Loft Corporation, Network Rail, South Eastern and UK Power Network Services.
Responsibility
Current Station Operator
Reference
  • Family Tree Magazine January 2019, page 9
  • stpancras.com/news-events/war-memorial-unveiled
  • On the night of February 17th 1918 five bombs were dropped on or near the station and hotel. One fell on Midland Road, two on the forecourt and one on the western tower. None of these caused any casualties, but the fifth bomb fell on the glass covered cab road beside the booking office and killed twenty people, injuring a further thirty three. This was the greatest number of casualties suffered in any air raid on a London station during the war. The train services within the station were unaffected, however the roof to the Booking Office was lost and replaced by a plainer ceiling.
  • Full details and images-stpancras.com/about-st-pancras/history/war-memorial
  • A full Roll of Honour of the 178 men and women commemorated- with biographies of the fallen (also attached to this report)-stpancras.com/media/282758/names-of-the-fallen.pdf

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