Liverpool VC Recipients - Liverpool Heroes

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Address:

Abercromby Square

Liverpool

L69 7ZG

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Group sculpture
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • China (19C and 20C)
  • Egypt and the Sudan (1882-1899)
  • Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
About the memorial: Sculpted figure of Captain Noel Chavasse and a stretcher-bearer from the Liverpool Scottish Battalion rescuing a wounded soldier. Chavasse draws the soldier's right arm across his own back and supports the soldier under the left arm as he strides forward. The stretcher bearer kneels beside the wounded soldier's lower body, his right arm around the soldier's waist and his left reaching towards the soldiers legs.
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6 O'Clock Face, base: Liverpool Heroes/ This sculpture commemorates the life and deeds of Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse/ VC & Bar MC, RAMC, Medical Officer to the 10th Battalion (Liverpool Scottish)/ King's Liverpool Regiment, and fifteen other recipients of the Victoria Cross who were/ born in Liverpool and whose names appear around the base./ Captain Chavasse, son of the second Bishop of Liverpool, was the only man to be/ awarded two Victoria Crosses during World War I and died on 4th August 1917 of/ wounds received in Flanders./ Several of the others named also made the supreme sacrifice. May this memorial remind/ us all of the debt we owe to such men./ 'Greater love hath no man than this,/ that a man lay down his life for his friends' 3 O'Clock Face, base and 9 O'Clock Face, base: (Names)/ 'We will remember them' 12 O'Clock Face, base: Erected with the support of many ordinary citizens of Merseyside and beyond who/ acknowledge the bravery of such men as these./ To all of you and to those Regimental Associations, local businessmen and organisations/ who contributed, we, and the families of those named, are eternally grateful./ We do not seek to glorify war but rather to show the suffering, sacrifice and incredible/ valour which war demands and will always demand./ Noel Chavasse VC Memorial Association 17th August 2008/ Sculptor: Tom Murphy, Liverpool

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