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The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
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The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm
The Defence of the Realm

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This sculpture consists of a runic granite cross with a chamfered shaft on an octagonal podium with 11 surrounding figures and 12 relief panels. The bronze figural group is clustered around the base of the cross. It comprises three soldiers, two women and six children. Four of the round-headed panels have reliefs depicting different services – ambulance men with wounded soldiers, gunners, sailors and anti-aircraft artillery.

The Port Sunlight Museum

Wirral


Date

1921

Medium

bronze & granite

Measurements

H 900 x W 2400 x D 2400 cm (E);
Plinth: H 228.6 x W 2438.4 x D (?) cm

Accession number

A2020_1

Acquisition method

commissioned for the site by Lever Brothers Ltd

Work type

War memorial

Owner

Port Sunlight Village Trust

Custodian

Port Sunlight Village Trust

Unveiling date

03/12/1921

Listing date

25/03/20

Signature/marks description

lower right front of all relief panels: W.G.J.; plinth: THIS MEMORIAL WAS / DESIGNED AND EXECUTED / BY SIR W. GOSCOMBE JOHN R.A. / MCMXXI

Inscription description

central plinth panels: THESE ARE NOT DEAD / SUCH SPIRIT WILL NEVER DIE / ON THE ADJOINING PANELS ARE INSCRIBED / THE NAMES OF THOSE / FROM THE OFFICE AND WORKS OF / LEVER BROTHERS LIMITED / AND THE ASSOCIATED COMPANIES OVERSEAS / AND ALSO FROM PORT SUNLIGHT / WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LVES IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1919; 1939 - 1945; THIS MEMORIAL / ERECTED BY THE LEVER BROTHERS LIMITED / AND THE COMPANY EMPLOYEES IN ALL / PARTS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND IN / ALLIED COUNTIES / WAS UNVEILED ON / DECEMBER 3RD 1921 BY / SERGEANT E. G. EAMES OF PORT SUNLIGHT / WHO LOST HIS SIGHT AT THE FIRST BATTLE / OF THE SOMME IN FRANCE 1916 AND BY / PRIVATE R. E. CRUICKSHANK OF THE LONDON / BRANCH OFFICE WHO WAS AWARDED THE / VICTORIA CROSS IN 1918 FOR CONSPICUOUS / BRAVERY AND DEVOTION TO DUTY IN PALESTINE.


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The Port Sunlight Museum

23 King George's Drive, Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside CH62 5DX England

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