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Baker Street War Memorial Baker Street War Memorial

Monument: Baker Street War Memorial

Inscription

The men from the service of the Metropolitan Railway Company whose names are inscribed below were among those who, at the call of King and country, left all that was dear to them, endured hardness, faced danger, and finally passed out of sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice, giving up their own lives that others might live in freedom.
Let those who come after see to it that their names be not forgotten.
{Below are 2 columns of 68 names each, in alphabetic sequence, with one more at the end in the centre. See the Subjects Commemorated for the names. 'Arthur Lewis' does appear twice. Following the list is:}
1914 - 1918
Erected by the directors, officers and staff of the railway.

Made of Carrara marble. The list of names is contained within an arch composed of fluted Ionic columns supporting an allegorical statue group depicting a lion overcoming a serpent. It was designed by C.W. Clark and unveiled by Sir Clarendon Hyde, the deputy chairman, on 11 November 1920.

Site: Baker Street War Memorial (1 memorial)

NW1, Baker Street Station

This memorial can be found at the east bound Circle Line platform. To the right of the monument there is an unusual charity collecting box made of a war-time shell. There is a slot for coins in the top and a brass shield on the front, inscribed: "12 inch high explosive shell, presented by Messrs Vicers Ltd, Barrrow Works. Donations to the Railway Benevolent Institution for Disabled & Distressed Railwaymen, Widows & Orphans."

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Baker Street War Memorial

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World War 1

We'd always assumed that this war was known as the Great War until WW2 came a...

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Metropolitan Railway Company

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Baker Street War Memorial

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Metropolitan Railway Company

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C. W. Clark

Architect. Also designed Great Portland Street Station, built in 1920.

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Sir Clarendon Hyde

Sir Clarendon Hyde, the deputy chairman of the Metropolitan Railway Company i...

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