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EUSTON STATION WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2003

The memorial is in the form of an obelisk above a tall pedestal standing on a circular stepped base. There are projecting buttresses on each corner supporting over life size figures representing a sailor, infantryman, airman and gunner. These have heads bowed and arms reversed as a sign of respect for the dead. The raised cross has overlapping bronze wreath on each face. The memorial was first unveiled on 21st October 1921 by Field Marshal The Earl Haig and dedicated by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The architect was Mr Reginald Wynn Owen and the masons were Messrs. R L Boulton & Sons. There are no names of individuals on the memorial.
Photographs Copyright © Dai Bevan 2008

IN
MEMORY
OF OUR
GLORIOUS
DEAD
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE 3719 MEN OF THE
LONDON AND NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY
WHO FOR THEIR COUNTRY, JUSTICE AND FREEDOM
SERVED AND DIED IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919
THIS MONUMENT WAS RAISED BY THEIR
COMRADES AS A
LASTING MEMORIAL TO THEIR DEVOTION

REMEMBER
THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE
LONDON MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH
RAILWAY 1939 1945

Last updated 28 January, 2009

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