Midland Railway - Cenotaph
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|OS Map Ref:||SK 360 354|
Cenotaph: TO/THE BRAVE MEN/ OF/ THE/ MIDLAND/ RAILWAY/ WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES/ IN/ THE GREAT WAR , MCM/ XIV XIX
Wall, Plaque: (Names)
|Cenotaph||STONE - PORTLAND||9450mm|| || ||Good|
|PLAQUES||BRONZE|| || || ||Good|
Cenotaph with carved soldier on tomb, enclosed by low wall with names on plaques on each side. Coat of arms in wreaths carved on each side.
Wars Commemorated & People Remembered
|War||First World War (1914-1918)|
|Total names on memorial:||2833|
|Served & Returned||0|
|Is this an exact count?||Not known|
|Other relevant Information||Details of name list not known/partially known|
|How are the names ordered?||surname|
|What information is listed on the memorial?|| surname|
|Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?||No|
|Are the letters difficult to read?||No|
|Who is responsible for the memorial?|
October 2010: Restored and recovered plaques were replaced.
6 August 2010: Four name plaques recovered, frame known to have been sold for scrap.
4 August 2010: Four bronze plaques and their frame stolen.
24 February 1977: Listed grade II* English Heritage reference 403266
|Unveiled||MR CHARLES BOOTH|
|Dedicated||Bishop of Southwell|
|Rededicated||Rev James Lindsay|
|Sponsorship Type:|| Corporate|
|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:||£10 958 in 1920|
|Comments on Costs:|
Cost based on contract which included allowance of £997 for sculpture. 2010 restoration cost £18 000 and was supported by the Railway Heritage Trust and Network Rail.
|SIR EDWIN LUTYENS||Designer|
|MESSRS PARNELL AND SON||Builder|
Lutyens's estimate to Midland Railway Company in file.
Only a partial list of names held of A-B.
A memorial volume listing the names was published, and sent to the families of the fallen. (See our ref 60760).
Order of Service refers to the memory of 2833 men.
|Other Documents:||Listing description.
Network Rail press release of 12 December 2010 regarding restoration.|
|Form / Letter:||F|
|Drawings / Plans:||No|
|Publication Name||Author||Date Published||Page / Date||Other Information|
|AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS||BOORMAN, DEREK||1988||29|| |
|Evening Telegraph Hidden Derby||Unknown||1999||135||Reproduction of photograph by Rebecca Russell showing statue of soldier on top of cenotaph.|
|An Illustrated History of Derby||Craven, Maxwell||Unknown||245 & 247||Description and photograph.|
|Railwaymen of Cumbria Remembered: A Roll of Honour in remembrance of those who gave their lives in the service of their Country during the Great War 1914-1918||Peter Robinson||2008||pp.26-27||details of 20 Company employees from Cumbria|
|Derby Evening Telegraph|| || ||1 and 2/ 5 August 2010
13/ 6 August 2010
3/ 7 August 2010
3/ 11 August 2010
13/ 13 August 2010
11/ 19 August 2010||Reports on theft of bronze plaques, their recovery, the sale of the frame for scrap and the convictions of two men responsible.|
|Derby Evening Telegraph|| || ||4/ 18 December 2010||Report on restoration and rededication|
|Rail News|| || ||Feb. 2011|| |
|Railstaff|| || ||No. 157 (Dec. 2010)|| |
|War Memorials Trust Bulletin|| || ||No.48 p.11 (feb. 2011)|| |
|Derby Evening Telegraph|| || ||4/ 3 January 2011||Photograph of damage to plaques in connection with article on thefts of metal.|
|Lutyens and the Great War||Tim Skelton & Gerald Gliddon||2008, Nov||pp.96,157,168|| |
|The National Archives||RAIL 491/519 Contract for construction.|
|Imperial War Museum, Department of Collections Access and Library||Acc.NO:00/875. Lutyens estimate|