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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Hyde Park
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Regimental Memorials
Maker
LIONEL PEARSON, CHARLES SARGEANT JAGGER
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18th October 1925
    Attended by: FM HRH Prince Arthur Duke of Connaught KG
  • Dedicated
    Date: 18th October 1925
    Attended by: Chaplain General to the Forces
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
128
Current location

Hyde Park
Hyde Park Corner
Hyde Park
City Of Westminster
Greater London
W1J 7JZ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 28367 79802
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A large square pedestal with surmounting stone carved 9.2" Howitzer. The bronze figures of artillery men are featured on either side: a junior officer with a greatcoat and equipment at the front; an ammunition carrier facing east; and a cloaked driver facing west. The rear features the figure of a dead gunner shrouded in a cloak. On the sides of the pedestal are relief panels depicting gunners in action.
Inscription
IN PROUD REMEMBRANCE OF THE/ FORTY NINE THOUSAND AND SEVENTY SIX/ OF ALL RANKS OF THE/ ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING/ AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919 (LIST OF THEATRES OF WAR AROUND BASE)
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
  • Regimental Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figures
    Measurements: height 2 750cm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 13500cm, width 5700cm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Royal Artillery Memorial
  • Grade I
  • 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
2011, Nov: repaired and cleaned after damage from pollution, algae and rain water.
Costs

Comments: FUNDED BY THE ROYAL ARTILLERY WAR COMMEMORATION FUND

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Responsibility
1999: English Heritage.
Reference
  • LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN 57 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON
  • Private Eye No.1366 (16-29 May 2014). Comments by 'Piloti' (architectural correspondent) on dangers to stone friezes from repeated cleaning, traffic fumes and adjacent plane trees. English Heritage wants the trees removed, but Westminster City Council objects.
  • Metro 7 Nov. 2011 2 photos of restoration.
  • The Sun 2 / 7th November 2011 Restoration
  • The Independent 7 November 2011
  • Published:Mainstream Publishing 1991 Edinburgh
  • MEMORIALS OF THE GREAT WAR IN BRITAIN: THE SYMBOLISM AND POLITICS OF REMEMBRANCE by KING, ALEX 118-120 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:BERG 1998 OXFORD
  • WAR MEMORIALS by WHITTICK, A 42,46,63 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:COUNTRY LIFE 1946 LONDON
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 33-34, 162 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK
  • BBC News Online www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-15617376
  • WAR MEMORIALS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT by BORG, ALAN 81 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:LEO COOPER 1991 LONDON
  • Departments Q42445 - Q42456

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