City And County Of London Troops

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11796
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 12th November 1920

Current location

ROYAL EXCHANGE,Threadneedle St,City,City Of London,Greater London,EC3,England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 310 810
Denomination: Unknown

Description

TWO BRONZE STATUES OF SOLDIERS ON EITHER SIDE OF WHITE STONE COLUMN SURMOUNTED BY BRONZE LION supporting an armorial SHIELD BEARING RELIEF OF ST GEORGE & DRAGON. ON ALL FOUR SIDES OF COLUMN ARE CARVED EMBLEMS - above inscriptions: (front) Arms of the City of London, (rear) Arms of the County of London sides: three flags, each topped by a crown and wreath

Inscription

Front: TO THE/ IMMORTAL HONOUR/ OF THE OFFICERS/ NON-COMMISIONED /OFFICERS AND MEN/ OF LONDON/ WHO SERVED THEIR/ KING AND EMPIRE/ IN THEGREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ THIS MEMORIAL IS/ DEDICATED IN PROUD &/ GRATEFUL RECOGNITION/ BY THE CITY AND / THE COUNTY OF LONDON/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE UNVEILED ON NOV. 12TH 1920 BY/ HRH THE DUKE OF YORK/ ON BEHALF OF/ FIELD-MARSHAL HRH/ THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT/ K.G., K.T., K.P./ AND/ ALBEIT MANY UNITS/ NAMED HEREON/ HAVE CHANGED IN/ DESIGNATION AND ROLE/ WE HONOUR AND/ REMEMBER THE MEN/ AND WOMEN WHO SERVED/ IN ALL THE UNITS OF/ THE CITY AND COUNTY/ OF LONDON IN THE WAR OF/ 1939-1945. Back:.../ YEOMANRY/ (LIST OF BTNS)/ ARTILLERY/ (LIST)/ ENGINEERS/ (LIST)/ THE LONDON REGIMENT/ CITY OF LONDON BATTALIONS/ (LIST) (exact wording unknown) (NB the unveiling inscr is a replacement for the original wording, whilst the additional 1939-45 inscr replaced one relating to the raising of the public subscription - SEE Coordinators Comments under Reference tab)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: Unknown
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Subject / Period

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

Component

Column
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Component

Figures
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Relief
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 12th November 1920
Attended by: HRH THE DUKE OF YORK KG

Costs

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

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

PHOTOGRAPHS ON FILE

Notes

NB: The inscr originally read:UNVEILED ON/ NOVEMBER 12TH 1920 BY/ FIELD MARSHALL HRH/ THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT/ KG. KT. KB RAISED BY/ PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/ AT THE MANSION HOUSE/ IN THE PEACE YEAR 1919/ DURING THE MAYORALTY OF / ... THE RIGHT HON/ ... MARSHALL/ KCVO .. (exact wording unclear). Another photo and press cuttings in R Morris files. Morris states "Believed that Lt-Gnl Sir Francis Lloyd attended unveiling, but did not make speech"

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

Reference

Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON

Reference

Research files of Richard Morris OBE

Reference

The Times p7/ 06 Nov 1920 p13/12 Nov 1920 p-/13 Nov 1920

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