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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Westminster
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Crimean War (1853-1856), Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
Maker
MR J R CLAYTON, MR J. BIRNIE PHILIP, SIR GEORGE GILBERT SCOTT RA
Ceremony
  • Unknown
    Date: C1861
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11620
Current location

Situated to the west of Westminster Abbey.
Westminster School
Broad Sanctuary
Westminster
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW1P 3PA
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 300 794
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
GRANITE COLUMN SURMOUNTED BY STATUES OF EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, HENRY III, ELIZABETH I, VICTORIA, IN TURN SURMOUNTED BY ST GEORGE AND THE DRAGON. FOUR LIONS AT BASE OF COLUMN
Inscription
North side: TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE/ EDUCATED AT WESTMINSTER SCHOOL/ WHO DIED IN THE RUSSIAN AND INDIAN WARS/ A.D. 1854-1859/ ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE/ OR FROM WOUNDS OR SICKNESS/ SOME IN EARLY YOUTH/ SOME FULL OF YEARS AND HONOURS/ BUT WHO ALL ALIKE/ GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ THIS COLUMN WAS ERECTED/ BY THEIR OLD SCHOOLFELLOWS/ IN TOKEN OF SORROW FOR THEIR LOSS/ OF PRIDE IN THEIR VALOUR/ AND IN FULL ASSURANCE/ THAT THE REMEMBRANCE OF THEIR HEROISM/ IN LIFE AND DEATH/ WILL INSPIRE THEIR SUCCESSORS AT WESTMINSTER/ WITH THE SAME COURAGE AND SELF-DEVOTION. South side:(Names)/ RUSSIAN WAR 1854-1856 West side: (Names)/ RUSSIAN WAR 1854-1856 East side: (Names)/ INDIAN WAR 1857-1858
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,decorations
    Order of information: rank
  • Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,decorations
    Order of information: rank
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: height 4300mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Column
    Measurements: height 18600mm
    Materials: Granite - Peterhead
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • CRIMEAN WAR AND INDIAN MUTINY MEMORIAL
  • 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
Nov. 2012: the inscriptions are eroded. Grade II listed
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN 38-9 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON
  • Public Sculpture of Britain 'Historic Westminster 1' (2011) pp.11-13
  • Local Publication/Booklet J D Carleton: 'Westminster' (1938) pp.55-56
  • Local Publication/Booklet L E Tanner: 'Westminster School: Its buildings and their Associations' (1923) pp.73-76 Includes question asked in House of Commons 17 April 1861, and response, regarding the memorial.
  • Local Publication/Booklet 'The record of Old Westminsters' v.2 pp. 1126-7, 1130. Inscription was written by the Rev T W Weare
  • LONDON STATUES: A GUIDE TO LONDONS OUTDOOR STATUES AND SCULPTURE by BYRON, A p.355 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:CONSTABLE 1981 LONDON
  • Raglan: From the Peninsular to the Crimea by John Sweetman pp.335, 371. Published:Pen & Sword Military 2010 Barnsley
  • The Times 22 May 1861. p.9 col.d '...recently revealed to the public eye...'

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