TQ3381 : The Great Eastern Railway War Memorial

taken 1 year ago, near to Shoreditch, Islington, Great Britain

The Great Eastern Railway War Memorial
The Great Eastern Railway War Memorial
The large marble memorial plaque at Liverpool Street Station was created by Farmer & Brindley and lists over 1,100 names in 11 columns, with carved marble pilasters to either side, surmounted by a segmental pediment housing the arms of the Great Eastern Railway. An inscription at the top reads: "To the glory of God and in grateful memory of the / Great Eastern Railway staff who in response to the call of their / King and Country, sacrificed their lives during the Great War".

The memorial was originally located in the station's booking hall and was unveiled on 22 June 1922 by Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson and dedicated by the Bishop of Norwich. A few hours later, Wilson was shot and killed on his own doorstep in Eaton Place, Belgravia, by members of the Irish Republican Army as he returned home from unveiling the memorial.

It was relocated around 1990 when the station was renovated, and moved to a site above the main station concourse, near the entrance from Liverpool Street. On the wall below are smaller memorials to Wilson TQ3381 : Memorial to Sir Henry Wilson, and to Captain Charles Fryatt TQ3381 : Memorial to Captain Charles Fryatt, an officer of the Great Eastern Railway's marine service who was executed by the Germans in 1916 after being convicted at a court martial as a franc-tireur. A lift was also incorporated into the design.

More details including a photograph of the memorial in its original location can be found of the Imperial War Museum site: LinkExternal link
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Wednesday, 18 July, 2018   (more nearby)
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Monday, 26 November, 2018
Geographical Context
Railways 
Date (from Tags)
1922  1990  1916 
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Henry Wilson  Charles Fryatt 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3319 8161 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.0630N 0:4.9087W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3318 8162
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