Machine Gun Corps - Figure Of David
- WM reference
- Memorial type
- Unveiled : 10th May 1925
- Dedicated : 10th May 1925
HYDE PARK CORNER
Hyde Park Corner
City Of Westminster
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 270 800
Statue of David- trophies and wreaths in Bronze and pedestal in Portland stone
FRONT: ERECTED TO /COMMEMORATE/ THE GLORIOUS/ HEROES/ OF THE MACHINE GUN/ CORPS/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR. SIDE: THE MACHINE GUN CORPS./ OF WHICH HIS MAJESTY KING/ GEORGE V WAS COLONEL-IN-/ CHIEF WAS FORMED BY THE WARRANT DATED THE 14TH DAY/ OF OCTOBER 1915./ THE CORPS SERVED IN/ FRANCE, FLANDERS, RUSSIA, ITALY,/ EGYPT, PALESTINE, MESOPOTAMIA,/ SALONICA. INDIA. AFGANISTAN/ AND EAST AFRICA./ THE LAST UNIT OF THE CORPS/ TO BE DISBANDED WAS THE/ DEPOT AT SHORNCLIFFE ON THE/ 15TH DAY OF JULY 1922. THE/ TOTAL NUMBER WHO SERVED IN/ THE CORPS WAS SOME 11,500/ OFFICERS AND 159,000 OTHER/ RANKS OF WHOM 1,120 OFFICERS/ AND 1,671 OTHER RANKS WERE/ KILLED AND 2881 OFFICERS AND /45377 OTHER RANKS WERE WOUNDED, MISSING OR PRISONERS/ OF WAR.
Names on memorial
First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined
Materials: Portland Stone
Date: 10th May 1925
Attended by: FM HRH Prince Arthur Duke of Connaught KG
Date: 10th May 1925
Attended by: Chaplain General to the Forces
Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
1999: English Heritage.
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 34,35 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK
LONDON STATUES: A GUIDE TO LONDONS OUTDOOR STATUES AND SCULPTURE by BYRON, A 361,362 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:CONSTABLE 1981 LONDON
The Times 11 May 1925 p.1 col.b, p.18
Local Publication/Booklet Tancred Borenius:' Forty London Statues and Public Monuments' (London 1926) Photo
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