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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
City Of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12th November 1920
    Attended by: HRH The Duke of Yorlk KG
  • Dedicated
    Date: 12th November 1920
    Attended by: The Bishop of London
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11796
Current location

Outside the Royal Exchange.
Royal Exchange
Cornhill
City of London
City Of London
Greater London
EC3V 3LN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32770 81132
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two bronze statues of soldiers mounted on either side of a white stone column which is surmounted by a bronze lion. The lion holds an armorial shield bearing the relief of St George and the Dragon. On all four sides of the column are carved emblems, with the coat of arms of the City of London on the front, and the County of London on the rear. Each side also features three flags, each topped by a crown and wreath.
Inscription
TO THE/ IMMORTAL HONOUR/ OF THE OFFICERS/ NON-COMMISIONED /OFFICERS AND MEN/ OF LONDON/ WHO SERVED THEIR/ KING AND EMPIRE/ IN THEGREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ THIS MEMORIAL IS/ DEDICATED IN PROUD &/ GRATEFUL RECOGNITION/ BY THE CITY AND / THE COUNTY OF LONDON/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE UNVEILED ON NOV. 12TH 1920 / BY HRH THE DUKE OF YORK/ ON BEHALF OF/ FIELD-MARSHAL HRH/ THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT/ K.G., K.T., K.P. AND/ ALBEIT MANY UNITS/ NAMED HEREON/ HAVE CHANGED IN/ DESIGNATION AND ROLE/ WE HONOUR AND/ REMEMBER THE MEN/ AND WOMEN WHO SERVED/ IN ALL THE UNITS OF/ THE CITY AND COUNTY/ OF LONDON IN THE WAR OF/ 1939-1945 (LIST) / YEOMANRY/ (LIST OF BTNS)/ ARTILLERY/ (LIST)/ ENGINEERS/ (LIST)/ THE LONDON REGIMENT/ CITY OF LONDON BATTALIONS/ (LIST)
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
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Relief
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • The City and County of London Troops War 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • The Times p7/ 06 Nov 1920 p13/12 Nov 1920 p-/13 Nov 1920
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Research files of Richard Morris OBE
  • Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON
  • Globe - Friday 12 November 1920 LONDON MEMORIAL UNVEILED. DUKE OF YORK'S TRIBUTE TO FOUR SPENDID DIVISIONS. R.F.'s 25,000 DEAD. Newspaper reports say unveiled by the Duke of York and said in his speech "in the unavoidable absence of the Duke of Connaught, he was very glad to have th opportunity of unveiling the monument".
  • Pall Mall Gazette - Friday 12 November 1920 TO-DAY'S TRIBUTE TO LONDON MEN. WAR MEMORIAL UNVEIL IN FRONT OF THE ROYAL EXCHANGE. HISTORIC REGIMENT. DUKE OF YORK RECITES THE GALLANT DOINGS OF THE FUSILIERS. 25,000 OFFICERS AND MEN LOST.

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