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Euston Grove (NW1)

Euston War Memorial

Memorial to railway men lost in the Great War
Ambrose Neale
1921

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Description

14 meter (46 ft)-tall obelisk of Portland stone with four servicemen (infantryman, artilleryman, sailor and airman) at the corners. Each of these bronze figures stand with head bowed and weapon reversed in mourning.

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Inscription(s)

IN
MEMORY
OF OVR
GLORIOVS
DEAD

in gratefvl memory of 3719 men of the
london and northwestern railway company
who for their covntry jvstice and freedom
served and died in the great war
1914 - 1919

On both sides are identical inscriptions:

remember
the men and women of the
london midland and scottish
1939     railway     1945

Annotation

The monument was designed by the LNWR's architect, Reginald Wynn Owen, statues were sculpted by Ambrose Neale, chief artist of R.L. Boulton & Sons, who were contracted to build the monument. Unveiled on 21 October 1921 by Field Marshal The Earl Haig and dedicated by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°31'37" W 0°7'57"

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