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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Whitehall
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Regimental Memorials
Maker
Philip Jackson CVO FRBS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 December 1997
    Attended by: HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
18359
Current location

The memorial is located at the junction with Whitehall Court opposite the main building of the Ministry of Defence.
Horseguards Avenue
Whitehall
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW1A 2EX
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 30228 80123
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
FIGURE OF GURKHA SOLDIER IN FIRST WORLD WAR UNIFORM AND HAT. FIGURE HOLDS BAYONET AND STANDS AT EASE. FIGURE IS MOUNTED ON PEDIMENT.
Inscription
THE GURKHA SOLDIER/ BRAVEST OF THE BRAVE/ MOST GENEROUS OF THE GENEROUS/ NEVER HAD COUNTRY/ MORE FAITHFUL FRIENDS/ THANK YOU/ Professor Sir Ralph Turner MC (COMMEMORATES SERVICE OF THE GURKHAS SINCE 1815 LISTING FORMATIONS AND BATTALIONS AND CAMPAIGNS)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Regimental Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
2011: BAYONET REPORTED AS REPAIRED 2005: TELEPHONE CALL REPORTS THAT THE BAYONET HAS BEEN DAMAGED DUE TO VANDALISM
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • The Guardian 4 December 1997
  • Soldier Jan. 1998 p.67

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