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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Charing Cross
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
A B Burton, MajorCecil Brown MA RBS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 July 1921
    Attended by: General Sir Pilip Chetwode KCB KCMG DSO. The Prime Minister of Australia. The Prime Minister of New Zeland
  • Dedicated
    Date: 22 July 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of London
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11347
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

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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
Commemorations
  • 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
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: height 1800MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • IMPERIAL CAMEL CORPS MEMORIAL
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
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  • Historic England
Condition
History
1999: FULLY RESTORED BY WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Listing Description ID 207408
  • Illustrated London News 30 July 1921
  • The Times 23 July 1921 p.13
  • STAND TO! p53-56/ September 2012 Published:WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION 'Remembering the Great War on the Victoria Embankment, London', by Ray Westlake
  • 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
  • LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN 107-108 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON
  • LONDON STATUES: A GUIDE TO LONDONS OUTDOOR STATUES AND SCULPTURE by BYRON, A 363; 378 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:CONSTABLE 1981 LONDON

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