In the aftermath of the First World Warthousands of war memorials were built across Britain, including many by private companies to commemorate their employees who were killed in the war. Many railway workers were in reserved occupations and not liable to be conscripted. By the end of the war, 34 per cent of the railway's employees—37, men—had left to fight, of whom 3, were killed.
Escorf the war, it turned much of Crewe Works, its main engineering facility, over to the war effort. The skilled employees there began manufacturing artillery shells and other munitions, in addition to fulfilling a demand for new locomotives, wagons, and coaches to transport troops and equipment. At the foot of the obelisk is a moulded reed band, just below which the obelisk is moulded to the pedestal.
On each side of the obelisk, near the top, is a bronze wreath and a stone chat lesbian protruding from the body itself. The four figures represent the infantry, artillery, Royal Navy, and the Royal Air Force, each statue standing with its head bowed and resting on an upturned rifle.
The memorial is unusual amongst First World War memorials in featuring the air force so prominently. The figures were deed modelled escorf Ambrose Neale, chief artist at R.
Haig gave a speech in which he praised the LNWR's contribution to the war effort and its "splendid conduct and loyal support throughout the great struggle". Newmarket spanking personals the other speakers were Ernest Sykeswho escott in the engineering department and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the war, and the LNWR company chairman, Charles Lawrence.
The company presented a commemorative album to the nearest relative of each of the deceased which detailed the names and pre-war occupations of each of the men, as well as any decorations they were awarded, and details of the railway's work during the war. The unveiling ceremony ecort possibly the largest for a railway company war memorial. Over 8, people attended, and the company laid on special trains to bring employees and their relatives to London from across its network, including CreweWolverton home of another major worksManchesterand Leeds.
Other railway war memorials:.