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The North Eastern Railway Memorial - Station Rise, York, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 53° 57.519 W 001° 05.387
30U E 625330 N 5980610
Quick Description: This obelisk, that is 30 feet tall, is the central feature of a war memorial to the 2236 men of the North Eastern Railway that were killed during the Great War.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/16/2013 6:18:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMGKBP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:

The inscription, at the base of the obelisk, reads:

In abiding
remembrance
of the 2236 men
of
The North Eastern
Railway
who gave
their lives
for their country
in the Great War.
The company
places
this monument.

To the left is inscribed MCMXIV and to the right MCMXIX.

On the left end of the monument is inscribed:

The names of the
fallen in the wars
1914 - 1918 and 1939 - 1945
are recorded in
Books of Remembrance
enshrined in
The National
Railway Museum

The names of the fallen are inscribed on the stone walls of the monument. To the right of the monument is a bronze plaque that reads:

North Eastern Railway
Their Names Liveth for Evermore
The Names of the North Eastern Railwaymen who laid down their lives for King and Country during the Great War are recorded on the nearby Sir Edwin Lutyens Grade II listed memorial. Time has taken its toll on the masonry and some of the Names cannot now be read. Unfortunately it is not possible to re-carve the Names with any degree of permanence. It is therefore with great respect that we record the Names on these plaques so that future generations will not forget their sacrifice.

We are grateful to the Railway Ex-Servicemen's Association for their support in designing and producing these plaques which were approved formally by English Heritage anNYork ity ouncil.

BRB (Residuary) Ltd. Noveber 2011

This memorial is indexed in the UKNIWN [visit link] under entry 30905.

The memorial is Grade II* listed with the entry at the English Heritage website [visit link] telling us:

"War memorial. 1922-24. By Sir Edwin Lutyens. Portland stone. Obelisk mounted on slightly canted walls screening three sides of shallow stepped trapezoidal podium bearing alter-shaped Stone of Remembrance. Screen walls terminate in urn finials, laurel swags and wreaths. Pedestal to obelisk carved in relief with laurel wreath enclosing the armorial shields of the North Eastern Railway Company. Screen wall has central dedication panel draped in carved laurel garlands flanked by panels bearing the incised names of 2236 men of the North Eastern Railway Company who lost their lives in the 1914-18 War. Behind the Stone of Remembrance 15 slate panels engraved with the names of those lost in the 1939-45 War are set in the raised pavement."

Date Created/Placed: 14th June 1924

Address:
Station Rise York North Yorkshire United Kingdom


Height: 30 feet

Illuminated: yes

Website: [Web Link]

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