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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Westminster
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS G E WALLIS AND SONS LTD, TONKIN ZULAIKHA GREER PTY LTD (TZG), PETER TONKIN, JANET LAURENCE, GRANITES OF AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, PHOENIX FOUNDRY
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 2003
    Attended by: HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 November 2003
    Attended by: PRINCIPAL CHAPLAIN - AUSTRALIAN ARMY,PRINCIPAL CHAPLAIN - AUSTRALIAN NAVY,PRINCIPAL CHAPLAIN - AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
52420
Current location

Near Wellington Arch
Hyde Park
Duke Of Wellington Place
Westminster
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW1X 7HJ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 28390 79765
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
WALL FORMED OF GREEN GREY AUSTRALIAN GRANITE SLABS WITH BRONZE AND STAINLESS STEEL FITTINGS. 24000 NAMES OF HOME TOWNS INSCRIBED UPON IT. SUPERIMPOSED ARE 47 BATTLE SITES REPRESENTING MAJOR THEATRES OF WAR. THREE MONOLITHIC STONES ARE PLACED AGAINST THE CENTRE SECTION OF THE WALL WITH DEDICATORY INSCRIPTION AND INSIGNIA ON THE STONES. ADDITIONAL INSCRIPTION ON TWO SEATING BLOCKS PLACED IN FRONT OF THE WALL. FALLS OF WATER CASCADE OVER THE FACE OF THE WALL. THREE LARGE MONOLITHIC BLOCKS OF GRANITE SUPPORTING THE THREE SERVICE INSIGNIA IN BRONZE. INCLUDES FALLING WATER FEATURE.
Inscription
(NAMES OF HOME TOWNS)
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: additional
    Order of information: additional
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: additional
    Order of information: additional
Components
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stainless Steel, Bronze
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: The memorial was funded by the Australian Government and work was overseen by the Department of Veteran's Affairs , Office of Australian War Graves

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES ON BEHALF OF AUSTRALIAN GOVT

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