United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

LIVERPOOL POST OFFICE STAFF

Our Ref: 2358

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Address

metquarter
Victoria St, Whitechapel
Liverpool
 
Type:Allegory (eg: Victory)
OS Map Ref:SJ 370 910

Previous Locations

AddressDate MovedReason for Move
THE CONSERVATION CENTRE
WHITECHAPEL
LIVERPOOL
MERSEYSIDE
England
2006site found for public display at metquarter
General Post Office
Victoria St
Liverpool
MERSEYSIDE
England
1970sBuilding closed. Memorial transferred to new Post Office in Whitechapel
Post Office
23-33 Whitechapel
Liverpool
MERSEYSIDE
England
1995Post Office closed 5 March 1995, and as the memorial was too heavy for the new Post Office in St John's Precinct, it was sent to the Conservation Centre.

Inscription

IN HONOUR/OF THOSE MEMBERS/OF THE LIVERPOOL/POST OFFICE STAFF/WHO FELL IN THE/GREAT WAR/1914-1918/They died for us:/ they left this blessed fortune of the light/ and gave themselves to darkness,/ to our love returning never./ But lo presiding over us/ Like stars over the night/ Quiet and lovely and supreme/ lives their death forever/ Lascelles Abercrombie

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PEDESTALSTONE - GREEN WESTMORLAND   Good
FIGURESTONE - LIMESTONE   Good
TabletsSTONE - GREEN WESTMORLAND   Unknown

Physical Description

A STATUE OF A WOMAN SYMBOLIZING BRITAIN MOURNING HER DEAD. IN HER HAND SHE HOLDS A POPPY

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:156
Served & Returned0
Died156
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname > forename
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, forename
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

1997 some chipping. When resited in 2006, the memorial was without its pedestal and the tablets were placed on the wall behind it.

Ceremonies

Date:15 JUN 1924
RolePerformed By
UnveiledMR T P O'CONNOR
Date:8 March 2006
RolePerformed By
Rededicated Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type:None
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
HERBERT TYSON SMITHSculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments: 
Photographs:10
Other Documents:rededication service programme
Form / Letter:L
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publications:2
Press Cuttings:5
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
Public Sculpture of Britain  Liverpool (1997) pp. 246-8