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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Victoria
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Georges Malissard
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: C July 1952
    Attended by: Ambassador of France
  • Unveiled
    Date: 05 June 1930
    Attended by: HRH Prince of Wales KG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
60691
Current location

SE side of gardens
Lower Grosvenor Gd
Victoria
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW1W 0DH
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 288 797
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Equestrian statue of Foch in service dress on plinth on paved recess in gardens.
Inscription
Front of plinth: FOCH/ 1851-1929 Right hand side of plinth: "I AM CONSCIOUS/ OF HAVING SERVED ENGLAND/ AS I SERVED MY OWN COUNTRY" Rear of plinth: MARECHAL FERDINAND FOCH/ MARECHAL DE L'ARMEE/ BRITANNIQUE GRAND CROIX DE LA LEGION D'HONNEUR/ MEDAILLE MILITAIRE/ MEMBRE DE L'ACADEMY FRANCAISE GCB/ MARSHAL OF FRANCE/ GENERALISSIMO OF ALLIED ARMIES/ BRITISH FIELD MARSHAL
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,forename,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
1952 gardens reconstructed in French style . Grade II listed 24 Feb. 1958.Sep. 2010 Mark of plaque(?) on left hand side of plinth.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • LONDON STATUES: A GUIDE TO LONDONS OUTDOOR STATUES AND SCULPTURE by BYRON, A 112 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:CONSTABLE 1981 LONDON
  • The Builder vol.183 (1 August 1952) p.159
  • Illustrated London News 1081 / 14 June 1930
  • The Times 13 column C / 06 June 1930

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