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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
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
ALBERT TOFT
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 November 1922
    Attended by: LORD MAYOR OF LONDON
  • Dedicated
    Date: 4 November 1922
    Attended by: Bishop of London
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2125
Current location

At centre of road on a small traffic island.
Holborn
City of London
City Of London
Greater London
EC1N 2NU
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 31206 81607
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A helmeted figure of a Private of the Royal Fusiliers in Service Dress with 1908 Pattern Equipment, holding a rifle behind him in his right hand and with his right leg raised on a stone. The figure surmounts a tall pedestal, bearing Second World War bomb damage, which bears the inscription.
Inscription
THE ROYAL FUSILIERS/ (CITY OF LONDON REGIMENT)/ TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THE/ 22,000 ROYAL FUSILIERS/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ AND TO THE ROYAL FUSILIERS/ WHO FELL IN THE WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945/ AND THOSE FUSILIERS/ KILLED IN SUBSEQUENT CAMPAIGNS
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
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Royal Fusiliers 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
Responsibility
The memorial is in the care of the Corporation of The City of London on behalf of the Royal Fusiliers -The City of London Regt
Reference
  • LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN 134/5 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • The Times p11, 6 November 1922
  • Departments Q42399, WM2861, WM979

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