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Imperial Camel Corps

WM reference
11347
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 22 July 1921
  • Dedicated : 22 July 1921
Current location

Victoria Embankment Gardens
Victoria Embankment
Charing Cross
City Of Westminster
Greater London
WC2N 6PB
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 30453 80505
Denomination: Undefined

Description

A bronze figure of a soldier mounted on a camel, standing on a stone pedestal, on the sides of which are two bronze relief plaques and two bronze name plaques Two soldiers running are depicted on the bronze relief on the south side and two officers standing alongside a kneeling camel are depicted on the bronze panel on the north side

Inscription

North: TO THE GLORIOUS & IMMORTAL/ MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS NCO'S & MEN/ OF THE IMPERIAL CAMEL CORPS BRITISH/ AUSTRALIAN NEW ZEALAND INDIAN/ WHO FELL IN ACTION OR DIED OF WOUNDS/ & DISEASE IN EGYPT SINAI & PALESTINE/ 1916-17-18 South: ENGAGEMENTS/ 1916/ ROMANI/ BAHARIA/ MAZAR/ DAKLA/ MAGHARA/ EL ARISH/ MAGHDABA 1917/ RAF/ HASSANA/ GAZA 1/ GAZA 2/ SANA REDOUBT/ BEERSHEBA/ BIR KHN WEILFE/ HILL 265/ 1918/ AMMAN/ JORDAN VALLEY/ MUDAWARA (HEDJAZ) EAST AND WEST SIDES: (Names)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 346
Served and returned: 0
Died: 346
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,decorations
Order of information: rank,surname

Component

Pedestal
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 1800MM
Materials: Stone
Listed?: Yes
Listed by: Historic England
Grade: II
Comments: N/A

Component

Plaques
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: Yes
Listed by: Historic England
Grade: II
Comments: N/A

Component

Figure
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: Yes
Listed by: Historic England
Grade: II
Comments: N/A

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 22 July 1921
Attended by: GENERAL SIR PHILIP CHETWODE KCB KCMG DSO

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 22 July 1921
Attended by: Bishop of London

History

1999: FULLY RESTORED BY WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

Reference

LONDON STATUES: A GUIDE TO LONDONS OUTDOOR STATUES AND SCULPTURE by BYRON, A 363; 378 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:CONSTABLE 1981 LONDON

Reference

LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN 107-108 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON

Reference

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 35-37 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

Reference

STAND TO! p53-56/ September 2012 Published:WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION 'Remembering the Great War on the Victoria Embankment, London', by Ray Westlake

Reference

The Times 23 July 1921 p.13

Reference

Illustrated London News 30 July 1921

Reference

Listing Description ID 207408

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