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Memorial details

Memorial type
Fountain
District
City Of Westminster
Town
London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
SIR EDWIN LUTYENS, Mr David Ball
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 April 1925
    Attended by: SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL MP
  • Rededicated
    Date: 13th November 2003
    Attended by: HRH PRINCE MICHAEL OF KENT KCVO GCVO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11858
Current location

outside Admiralty Building
in North West corner of Horseguards
Horse Guards Parade
London
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW1A 2AF
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 29948 80143
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • outside Admiralty Building
    Horse Guards Parade
    Whitehall
    City Of Westminster
    Greater London
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
A fountain of two superimposed basins, the upper of which forms a pedestal for an obelisk from which water falls from all four sides. The fountain stands on a squared base with the dedication carved on each side. The unit badges are also inscribed around the base.
Inscription
SALONICA 1916 FRANCE AND BELGIUM 1916-1919/ 1914 - 1918 IN MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS AND OTHER RANKS OF THE ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION ANTWERP 1914 GALLIPOLI 1915-1916/ BLOW OUT YOU BUGLES, OVER THE RICH DEAD/ THERE'S NONE OF THESE SO LONELY AND POOR OF OLD/ BUT, DYING HAS MADE US RARER GIFTS THAN GOLD/ THESE LAID THE WORLD AWAY: POURED OUT THE RED/ SWEET WINE OF YOUTH; GAVE UP THE YEARS TO BE./ OF WORK AND JOY, AND THAT UNHOPED SERENE/ THAT MEN CALL AGE: AND THOSE WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN/ THEIR SONS, THEY GAVE THEIR IMMORTALITY. THIS MEMORIAL DESIGNED BY SIR EDWIN LUTYENS/ WAS UNVEILED ON THE HORSE GUARDS PARADE AT THE/ CORNER OF THE ADMIRALTY ON/ APRIL 25TH 1925 THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF/ THE LANDING OF GALLIPOLI/ REERECTED ON THIS SITE 1951
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
Components
  • Fountain
    Measurements: height 7.5 m, width 4.7 m
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • The Royal Naval Division 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
History
6 MARCH 2008: MEMORIAL GRANTED GRADE II LISTED STATUS. 2003: MOVED TO ORIGINAL POSITION AFTER IT WAS RESTORED AND RE-DEDICATED. RESTORATION FUNDED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION. 1997: OWNERSHIP OF THE MEMORIAL UNCLEAR. A PLAN HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED BY THE GALLIPOLI ASSOCIATION AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES TO MOVE THE MEMORIAL TO AN UNSPECIFIED LOCATION.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference
  • London's Navy by George Taylor 1983, p171
  • The Times 5 / 14 Nov 1921 Report of RND reunion following memorial service and Requiem Mass. Brig Gen A M Asquith said that about £2,930 had been subscribed '... for the memorial in London, on the steps of the Duke of York's Column.'
  • Royal Naval Division Magazine, September 2000, No. 14.
  • Daily Mail 10 / 12 Nov 1999
  • Despatches 31-33 / Apr 2004 Published:Friends of the Imperial War Museum Article by Patricia Blackett Barber 'The RNVR Centenary'
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 2003
  • Journal of the Naval Historical Collectors and Research Association Autumn 2001
  • The Gallipolian Autumn 1997, No. 84
  • Navy News Nov 2001
  • Departments WM1957 Q45787

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