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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
City of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Waterloo Campaign (1815)
Maker
MR EDWARD HODGES BAILY RA (Sculptor)
WILLIAM THEED RA (Designer)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11737
Current location

St. Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral
City of London
City of London
Greater London
EC4M 8AD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32035 81148
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
In the Crypt, south aisle near cafeteria. Ponsonby leans against his stricken horse as he lies dying. Winged figure of fame holds out victors wreath. Sculpted white marble group including male and winged female figures and a horse. To the right, the figure of a dying hero rests against his fallen horse. He is nude except for drapery, and a broken sword slips from the fingers of his right hand. His shield is on the ground beside him. He looks upwards at a winged female figure in a classical tunic, representing Victory, who approaches from the left. She holds a wreath above him, and he reaches for it with his left hand. The group stands on a low podium with three steps, which bears the memorial inscription.
Inscription
ERECTED AT THE PUBLIC EXPENSE TO THE MEMORY OF / MAJOR GENERAL THE HONBLE. SIR WILLIAM PONSONBY, / WHO FELL GLORIOUSLY IN THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO / ON THE 18TH. OF JUNE 1815.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ponsonby, William
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Commemorations
  • Waterloo Campaign (1815)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,place of death,forename,manner of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: Erected by Parliament
Memorial: £3150

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P. 151 Source: Image Library NIWM
  • DICTIONARY OF BRITISH SCULPTORS 1660 - 1851 by GUNNIS, RUPERT P. 385-386 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:MURRAYS SALES AND SERVICE CO. 1968 LONDON
  • St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no.2457

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