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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Westminster
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), VC or GC Recipients
Maker
LIAM O'CONNOR (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6th November 2002
    Attended by: HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
47929
Current location

At the Hyde Park corner end of Constitution Hill
Commonwealth Gates
Constitution Hill
Westminster
City Of Westminster
Greater London
W1J 7NU
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 28567 79810
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Four stone gate posts, two each side of road. Each is surmounted by a bronze urn. Country names are inscribed on the sides of the gate pillars. On north side of road is a domed pavilion (or chattri). Names of Victoria Cross and George Cross winners are inscribed within the domed roof.
Inscription
GATE PILLARS: INDIA PAKISTAN BANGLADESH SRI LANKA AFRICA CARIBBEAN KINGDOM OF NEPAL OUR FUTURE IS GREATER THAN OUR PAST CEILING OF PAVILION: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ansari, Matreen Ahmed
Blaker, F. G.
Bloomfield, W. A.
Booth, F. C.
Bruce, W. A. Mcc.
Butler, J. F. P.
Dast, Mir
De Pass, F. A.
Din, Fazal
Durrani, Mahmood Khan
See details for all 41 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: decoration, initals, surname
    Order of information: decoration
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: decoration, initialsm surname
    Order of information: decoration
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 70
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gate posts
    Measurements: height 5400mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: C £2.8 million

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Other website www.mgtrust.org/
  • Navy News Mar 2001
  • The Guardian 25 Feb 1999; 10 Oct 2002
  • Evening Standard 15 Jan 1999; 14 Dec 1999; 30 Mar 2000; 5 Apr 2000; 10 Apr 2000; 5 Dec 2000; 18 Oct 2001
  • Daily Telegraph 25 Feb. 1999;30 Mar 2000; 7 Nov 2002
  • 'This is London' 30 Mr 2000, 7 Dec. 2000
  • The Times 24 Feb 1999; 30 May 2002

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