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21 February 2012

See the Great Eastern Railway War Memorial

A huge marble war memorial stands in Liverpool Street Station, commemorating those members of the Great Eastern Railway who lost their lives in the First World War.


We are told that the memorial was rebuilt following relocation from the former Booking Hall, hence perhaps its corner position which makes it rather too easily overlooked.

The memorial also incorporates two smaller memorials, one to MP Field Marshall Sir Henry Wilson, who unveiled the memorial, and was then assassinated by two members of the Irish Republican Army on his return home from the ceremony. Another commemorates Captain Fryatt, a Great Eastern Railway marine officer who was executed by the Germans in 1916.

For more, see http://www.networkrail.co.uk/documents/3052_LiverpoolStreetArchitecturalMiniGuide.pdf

2 comments:

  1. Thankfully the transport bosses had the decency to commemorate those members of the Great Eastern Railway who lost their lives in the First World War. These were ordinary young men who were working at their daily job one day, and being shot in a trench a few months later :(

    Even worse for their parents, the bodies were probably never brought home for a decent burial and a place to mourn. So here was a place of honour.

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  2. I use Liverpool St a lot but have never seen this, so thank you. I'll look out for it. (Haven't seen the Great Easter Memorial either...)

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