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Great Central Railway Chief Goods Manager's Office Employees Marylebone Station war memorials

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Plaque: Great Central Railway Chief Goods Manager's Office Employees

Inscription

Great Central Railway Company MCMXIV - XIX {1914 - 19}
Chief Goods Manager's Office Marylebone London
To the glorious memory of our colleagues who laid down their lives in the Great War.

Norman H. Smith, Q.V.R. Ypres 21st April 1915
George W. Slade, Q.V.R. Guinchy 9th Sept. 1916
Harry F. Salter, Q.V.R. Combles 9th Oct. 1916
Thomas V. Scattergood, N.F. Messines Ridge 6th June 1917
Cecil E. Rose, R.I.F. France 10th Sept. 1917
Claude C. Cook, Rangers Ypres 29th Sept. 1917
William L. Howes, M.G.C. Wytschaete 16th April 1918
Norman J. W. Helliwell, H.A.C. Piave River 31st Oct. 1918

"The path of duty is the way to glory"

Andrew Behan has researched all the names on this plaque and writes that it would appear that whoever produced this plaque made three mistakes:

'Cecil E. Rose' was, according to both the 1901 & 1911 census returns, the birth register, his military service records, medal rolls & medal index cards, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records & his gravestone, a man called Edgar Cecil Rose.

'Claude C. Cook'. All records that I traced, i.e. Probate, Register of Soldiers Effects, census returns for 1901 & 1911, medal rolls & medal index cards, show his name recorded as either Claud C. Cook or Claud Clinton Cook. Nowhere could I find him with his first forename spelt with an 'e'.

'Thomas V. Scattergood' was shown on birth, baptismal, census, marriage, C.W.G.C and military records as Tom Victor Scattergood. Nowhere can I find him recorded as Thomas.

George Slade's story is particularly touching. He and Fred, his 10-year younger brother, both enlisted in early 1916. They entered France together, and died on the same day in September that same year.

Site: Marylebone Station war memorials (3 memorials)

NW1, Melcombe Place, Marylebone Station

These 3 plaques are in the place previously occupied by the John Betjeman and Marylebone Station plaques, which have been moved to a location further down the concourse. The 3 new plaques appeared here in about early 2016. The Goods Department Staff plaque looks like it might have been originally erected, elsewhere, shortly after WW1; the other two are modern.

2016: Our contact at TfL, Mike Ashworth, tells us that all three of these are "replicas funded by the Railway Heritage Trust as two were lost and the one original survivor is in the NRM at York and has been used to make a replica."

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