Machine Gun Corps - Figure Of David

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Memorial type
Lost
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District
Subject/Period
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Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 10th May 1925
  • Dedicated : 10th May 1925

Current location

HYDE PARK CORNER,Hyde Park Corner,Hyde Park,City Of Westminster,Greater London,England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 270 800
Denomination: Unknown

Description

NUDE 'DAVID'

Inscription

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.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Component

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

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 10th May 1925
Attended by: FM HRH Prince Arthur Duke of Connaught KG

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 10th May 1925
Attended by: Chaplain General to the Forces

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: REGIMENT

Responsibility of

1999: English Heritage.

Reference

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

Reference

LONDON STATUES: A GUIDE TO LONDONS OUTDOOR STATUES AND SCULPTURE by BYRON, A 361,362 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:CONSTABLE 1981 LONDON

Reference

The Times 11 May 1925 p.1 col.b, p.18

Reference

Local Publication/Booklet Tancred Borenius:' Forty London Statues and Public Monuments' (London 1926) Photo

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