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PHOTOGRAPHIC

Title

War Memorial, York Road Station, Belfast

Object Name

Photograph

Date Made

24/11/1921
1921
24/11/1921

Place Made

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Description

Black and white image mounted on card showing the unveiling of the First World War memorial at York Road Station. The memorial was unveiled by Major-General Nugent on the 24th November 1921 and was originally situated at the middle of the concourse of the above station. The memorial has a pane on the front face which lists those members of staff who died int he First World War. The three other faces of the Memorial contain the names of those member of staff who served int he forces and returned. The memorial survived the bombing of the Station during the Second World War. Members of the L.M.S. (N.C.C.) who died in the Second World War were added to the Memorial by the addition of another panel on the front face. The Memorial lists Mr. James Herbert (Bertie) Gaston, the grandfather of the donor. The Memorial was subsequently moved to Carrickfergus and and was later placed in a car park at the railway works at York Street, where it still remains today.

Materials

paper card

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Catalogue Number

BELUM.W2013.69

Copyright

National Museums NI