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Birkenhead War Memorial

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The impressive Birkenhead War Memorial, or Birkenhead Cenotaph, stands in Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Merseyside, opposite the Town Hall. It consists of a cenotaph in Portland stone with carved figures and panels in Westmorlandstone

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The memorial was designed by Lionel Budden, and the sculptor was H. Tyson Smith. It was unveiled in 1925 by Sir Richard H. K. Butler. The memorial is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II*listed building.

 

 

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The memorial is in Portland stone with the figures and the names of those lost in Westmorland stone. The memorial stands about 7.6 metres (25 ft) high. It has a rectangular plan, the longer sides facing east and west. The monument is set on three steps on a paved plateau, and is flanked by flagstaffs. On the longer sides are panels containing the names of those who fell in the First World War, and on the shorter sides, in smaller panels, are those who died in the Second World War. On the shorter sides, above the panels, are carvings of female figures, one holding a wreath, the other a medallion. Above the figures and panels on all sides is a frieze of festoons of laurel. Below the panels on the long sides are circular plaques carved with crests of the forces involved in the wars. Above the figures on the short sides are the arms of Birkenhead. The top of the memorial is in the form of a sarcophagus. The total estimated cost of the memorial was £3,932

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Here are the plaques, as always please take what you require :D

The plaques are large so I have had to split them up:-

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B-C

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C-F

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C-G

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G-J

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H-K

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K-M

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L-N

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O-J

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P-S

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S-W

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T-W

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These are the supplementary panels :-

 

 

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Here are some of the bespoke plaques which surround the cenotaph:-

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Birkenhead George Cross Winners.jpg

Birkenhead Victoria Cross.jpg

Birkenhead Boer War.jpg

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