Derby (Midland Railway cenotaph)

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Reference WMO122731

Address:

Midland Road

Derby

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Cenotaph
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The Midland Railway War Memorial stands on Midland Road, Derby outside the Midland Hotel, and opposite Derby Railway Station. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who also designed the Whitehall Cenotaph in London, and was unveiled on 15th December 1921; it is a Grade II* listed building. It was, and remains, a memorial to those servants of the company who fell in World War I only. The inscription reads: “TO THE BRAVE MEN OF THE MIDLAND RAILWAY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR” WMT have contacted the custodian to raise concerns about the condition of the memorial
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To the brave men of the Midland Railway who gave their lives in the Great War.

On bronze plaques

Grade II* (England)

1228742

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