© WMR-11796

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)
Maker
SIR ASTON WEBB & SONS ARA RA HRBA HRE HRMS, Edward Alfred Brisco Drury RA, ALBION ART FOUNDRY LTD, MR WILLIAM SILVER FRITH
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12th November 1920
    Attended by: HRH THE DUKE OF YORK KG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11796
Current location
  • Outside the Exchange
    Royal Exchange
    Cornhill
    City of London
    City Of London
    Greater London
    EC3V 3LN
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 32770 81132
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
TWO BRONZE STATUES OF SOLDIERS ON EITHER SIDE OF WHITE STONE COLUMN SURMOUNTED BY BRONZE LION supporting an armorial SHIELD BEARING RELIEF OF ST GEORGE & DRAGON. ON ALL FOUR SIDES OF COLUMN ARE CARVED EMBLEMS - above inscriptions: (front) Arms of the City of London, (rear) Arms of the County of London sides: three flags, each topped by a crown and wreath
Inscription
Front: 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. Back:.../ YEOMANRY/ (LIST OF BTNS)/ ARTILLERY/ (LIST)/ ENGINEERS/ (LIST)/ THE LONDON REGIMENT/ CITY OF LONDON BATTALIONS/ (LIST) (exact wording unknown) (NB the unveiling inscription is a replacement for the original wording, whilst the additional 1939-45 inscription replaced one relating to the raising of the public subscription - SEE Coordinators Comments under Reference tab)
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
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
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • The Times p7/ 06 Nov 1920 p13/12 Nov 1920 p-/13 Nov 1920
  • Research files of Richard Morris OBE
  • Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON

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