Great Western Railway Paddington

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Reference WMO/112234

Address:

Paddington Railway Station

Praed Street

Paddington

London

W2 1HQ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Serviceman/woman sculpture
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial is located on platform 1. A bronze cast serviceman dressed in overcoat, sheepskin jerkin and scarf, with helmet back off shoulders reading a letter set against a cenotaph shaped background of white marble. A vellum roll containing the names of the fallen is deposited under the statue in a sealed casket made at the GWR Swindon Works. Badges of Royal Navy and Royal Air Force engraved on plinth.
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IN HONOUR OF/ THOSE WHO SERVED/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/25479 MEN/ OF THE GREAT WESTERN/ RAILWAY JOINED HIS/ MAJESTY'S FORCES/ 2524 GAVE THEIR LIVES IN HONOUR OF/ THOSE WHO SERVED/ IN THE WORLD WARS/ 1914 + 1918/ 1939 + 1945/ 3,312/ MEN AND WOMEN/ OF THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY / THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES ARE INSCRIBED ON A ROLL OF HONOUR DEPOSITED BENEATH THE BRONZE FIGURE

Grade I (England)

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