London Chief Post Office WW1 & WW2

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Status: Damaged
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Serviceman/woman sculpture
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A stone plinth with wreath in relief and crests at the top plus WW1 dedication below in uppercase, incised lettering. A separate plaque shows WW2 dedication. There are 321 names. The London Chief Office was also called The King Edward Building This was originally part of a tall plinth and sculpture of a soldier but was destroyed by fire in 2004. It is normally In the out-store at Stevenage, so not ordinarily available to the public
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(Stone plinth, front face): IN MEMORY OF/OUR COMRADES WHO HAVE/MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ERECTED BY THE STAFF OF/KING EDWARD BUILDING G.P.O./AND E.C. BRANCH OFFICES (Plinth face 1): PIONEERS/ (names) (Plinth face 2): PRIVATES/ (names)/ ROYAL NAVY/SUB LIEUT/(names/ TELEGRAPHIST/ (names)/ LEADG SEAMEN/ (names)/ LEADG SIGNALMAN/ (names)/ SEAMEN A.B.s/(names)/ SEAMAN GUNNER/ (names)/ STOKERS/ (names)/ ORD. SEAMAN/ (names)/ ORD. SIGNALMAN/ (names)/ ROYAL AIR FORCE/ A.C.1/ (names)/ A.M. (2ND)/ (names) (Plinth face 3): ARMY/ LIEUTENANTS/ (names)/ 2ND LIEUTS/ (names)/ COY SGT MAJOR/ (names)/ SERGEANTS/ (names)/ CORPORALS/ (names)/ BOMBARDIERS/ (names/ LCE. CORPORALS/ (names)/ GUNNERS/ (names)/ SAPPERS/ (names)/ DRIVERS/ (names) (Bronze plaque attached to front face of plinth): IN MEMORY/OF THOSE/WHO FELL IN WAR/1939-1945

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