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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Charing Cross
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Sir Reginald Blomfield RA, MESSRS WILLIAM KIRKPATRICK LTD, M VICTOR ROUSSEAU, MESSRS F G BARNES
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 October 1920
    Attended by: HRH PRINCESS CLEMENTINE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11343
Current location

Embankment Gardens
Victoria Embankment
Charing Cross
City Of Westminster
Greater London
WC2N 6PB
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 30520 80537
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A stone curved screen with a bronze sculptured group on a square plinth in the centre. The figures are of a women and two children carrying garlands. On the screen are low relief classical depictions of justice and honour.
Inscription
TO THE BRITISH NATION FROM THE GRATEFUL PEOPLE OF BELGIUM 1914-1918
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Screen
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Relief
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Belgian Monument to the British Nation
  • Grade II*
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
NAMES BEGINNING TO WEATHER
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Responsibility
WESTMINSTER COUNCIL 1999: English Heritage.
Reference
  • STAND TO! pp53-56/ September 2012 Published:WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION 'Remembering the Great War on the Victoria Embankment, London', by Ray Westlake
  • The Times 12 May 1919 p.12; 13 Oct. 1920 1919: London County Council grants permission for memorial. 1920: Report of presentation of memorial to Great Britain by M Leon Delacroix, Prime Minister of Belgium. It was accepted by Lord Curzon, Foreign Secretary, and unveiled by Princess Clementine of Belgium.
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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