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.
On both sides are identical inscriptions:
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
the men and women of the
london midland and scottish
1939 railway 1945
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.
- Ambrose Neale (ca. 1868 - Brockworth 1930 [car accident]),
chief artist of Messrs. R. L. Boulton & Sons.
Sources & Information
Location (N 51°31'37" - W 0°7'57")
Via the links below you can find the position:
Item Code: gblo109; Photograph: 7 August 2014
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