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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Westminster
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
Maker
Mr Franta Belsky, Meridian Bronze Foundry, Sir Robert McAlpine and Sons Ltd, Mr Charles Pollard
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2 November 1983
    Attended by: HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 November 1983
    Attended by: Bishop of London
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14133
Current location

Behind the Foreign Office
overlooking Horse Guards towards the Old Admiralty Building
Mountbatten Green
Horse Guards Road
Westminster
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW1A 2AH
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 29979 79957
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Bronze statue showing Lord Mountbatten in uniform of an Admiral of the Fleet wearing Garter star and Order of Merit, holding binoculars in right hand. Note that the content of the 2 tablets is repeated on 2 identical tablets either side of the entrance gates to both Horse Guards Road and Horse Guards. Although not stated on the memorial his death was due to assassination by the IRA during the Northern Ireland troubles.
Inscription
North side of plinth: ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET/ THE EARL MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA/ KG PC GCB OM GCSI/ GCIE GCVO DSO FRS/ 1900-1979 West side of plinth: CHIEF OF COMBINED OPERATIONS/ 1941-1943/ SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER/ SOUTHEAST ASIA/ 1943-1946/LAST VICEROY OF INDIA/1947/GOVERNOR GENERAL OF INDIA/AFTER INDEPENDENCE/1947-1948/FIRST SEA LORD/1955-1959/CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE STAFF/1959-1965
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Mountbatten (of Burma), (earl)
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Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, title, surname, honours, decorations, year of birth, year of death, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, title, surname, honours, decorations, year of birth, year of death, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 2700mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Gates
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
History
After 2001 the green was ringed with a security fence due to its proximity to Downing St, making it impossible to see statue up close.
Costs

Comments: The funds were raised by public subscription and administered by the Defence Services Secretary, MoD, at Old Admiralty Building. Sculptor £29,000;Moulding, casting and materials £11,000; Site and construction work £60,000 ('The Times' 7 Aug. 1985 p.11)
Memorial: £100,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Any money received in excess of the cost would be passed to the Mountbatten Memorial Fund.
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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