Category Archives: London Memorials

Royal Naval Division Memorial in London

The Royal Naval Division Memorial is located on Horse Guards Parade in London, but unfortunately is almost lost in the space as it is such a modest structure. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and was unveiled on 25 … Continue reading

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The Machine Gun Corps Memorial

The Machine Gun Corps Memorial,  is located on the north side of the traffic island at Hyde Park Corner near the Wellington Arch. The memorial is also known as “The Boy David” as it depicts a 2.7m bronze statue of a nude David by Francis Derwent Wood.  The figure … Continue reading

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Frederick Sleigh Roberts VC.

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, (30/09/1832 – 14/11/1914) Was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions for actions on 2 January 1858 at Khudagan during the Indian Rebellion. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 December 1858, Issue: 22212, Page: 5516, reads:  “Bengal Artillery, Lieutenant Frederick … Continue reading

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John Joseph Sims VC

John Joseph Sims (1835 – 06/12/1881) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions following the assault on the Redan on 18 June 1855 during the Crimean War. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 February 1857, Issue: 21971, Page: 659, reads: “On … Continue reading

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George Leslie Drewry VC

George Leslie Drewry (03/11/1894 – 02/08/1918) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions  at V Beach in the Landing at Cape Helles, during the Gallipoli Campaign. on  25 April 1915. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 13 August 1915, Supplement: 29264, … Continue reading

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John Travers “Jack” Cornwell VC

John Travers “Jack” Cornwell 08/01/1900 – 02/06/1916 was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on board HMS Chester during the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916. The Citation reads: “The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the … Continue reading

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Frederick Daniel Parslow VC

Frederick Daniel Parslow (14/01/1856 – 04/07/1915) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions while in the Atlantic during The first World War. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 23 May 1919 Supplement: 31354 Page: 6445, reads: “Lieutenant Frederick Parslow, … Continue reading

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Sir Frederick Francis Maude VC, GCB

Frederick Francis Maude (20/12/1821 –  20/06/1897) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean Campaign.  The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 February 1857, Issue: 21971, Page: 658, reads: “3rd Regiment, Bt. Lieut.-Colonel Frederick Francis Maude. For conspicuous and … Continue reading

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Stoke Newington Civilian War Dead Memorial

The Metropolitan Borough of Stoke Newington Civilian War Dead Memorial may be found in Abney Park Cemetery in London (Google Earth co-ordinates: 51.564451°, -0.077899°). The legibility of the memorial is poor though, with letters missing from the main inscription. The … Continue reading

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Kennington Park Civilian War Dead Memorial

Kennington Park (Google Earth  51.484066°  -0.108817°)  in South London has a Civilian War Memorial, and it commemorates the over 100 people that were killed in an air raid trench in the park on 15 October 1940. A 50lb bomb caused … Continue reading

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