Great Western Railwaymen of the Liskeard area

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Reference WMO/290379


Liskeard Railway Station

Station Road


PL14 4DX


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Brass plaque on a wooden backboard. It includes men from Truro, Moorswater and Menheniot. Samuel James Acland, signalman at Truro, was from Liskeard, hence his inclusion on this memorial. Frank Hoar is also commemorated on the Menheniot Memorial- WMO/251195. Moorswater has no memorial of it's own- it is on the western fringes of Liskeard.
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Their name liveth for evermore/[names]/In memory of our GWR colleagues.

Samuel James Acland/Signalman at Truro, Lance Corporal, North Devon Hussars/Killed in action 2nd November 1915 aged 24. Buried at Hill 10 Cemetery in Gallipoli; Frederick Bailey/Packer at Liskeard, Gunner 'D' Battery 296th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery/Died of wounds 18th March 1918 aged 19. Buried at Achiet-le-Grand Cemetery; Melville George Harris/Shedman at Moorswater. Rifleman 1/21st London Regiment./Killed in action 15th September 1916 aged 26. No known grave and commemorated at Thiepval Memorial; Frank Hoar/Packer at Menheniot. Private 1/5th Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry./Killed in action 31st March 1918 age unknown. No known grave and commemorated at Pozieres Memorial; John Jordan/Porter at Liskeard. Rifleman 21st London Regiment./Killed in action 12th September 1916 aged 21. No known grave and commemorated at Thiepval Memorial; John Wilton/Leading Packer at Liskeard. Gunner 327th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery./Killed in action 2nd June 1918 aged 40. Buried at Warloy Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension

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