Memorial to driver W A OAKES, Crewe Railway Station.
At Crewe railway station, in the offices above platform 12.
The offices, currently occupied by Arriva Trains Wales, are not open to the public.
A small well polished metal plaque in memory of Driver Wallace OAKES who, on 5th June 1965
received fatal burns while driving the 2:05 pm Crewe to Carlisle express.
He was posthumously awarded the George Cross for his devotion to duty.
DRIVER W A OAKES, AGED 33 YRS,
WHO THROUGH DEVOTION TO DUTY
RECEIVED FATAL BURNS AT WINSFORD
WHILST WORKING THE 2/5 PM EXPRESS
CREWE TO CARLISLE ENGINE No 70051
DATE 5th JUNE 1965
HIS FELLOW WORKMATES
CREWE MOTIVE POWER DEPT.
FOR HIS ACTION DRIVER OAKES WAS, ON THE
19th OCTOBER 1865,
POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED THE GEORGE CROSS BY
BY HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II.