London Chief Post Office WW1 & WW2


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Reference WMO/277841

Address:

National Army Museum (Store)

Royal Hospital Road

Chelsea

London,

SW3 4HT

England

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Status: Damaged
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Serviceman/woman sculpture
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Stone (any)
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Post Office War 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, which is the title used by IWM. 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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