One of those strange co-incidences that often leads to find like this. I took the wrong bus to get into London, and as we approached Tower Bridge I spotted it from the bus and bailed out at the next stop.
This memorial to the men of St Saviours Southwark, may be found on a wedged shaped traffic island, in Borough High Street, Southwark. It was erected in 1922.
I always intended to return to the memorial but never got that chance so these are the only images that I have of it. It is described as:
“Crouched infantryman in battledress with slung rifle, advancing through mud, upon plinth. Plinth bears bronze reliefs, one of a naval scene and one of an aircraft scene. There are carved details at either end of the pedestal, depicting a woman and child (signifying grief) and St. George. ” https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/2120
It was sculpted by P Lindsey Clark and unveiled on 16 November 1922. The unveiling was Attended by: General The Lord Horne GCB KCMG ADC and Bishop Suffragan of Woolwich. It was rededicated on 30 March 2014, attended by the Dean of Southwark
Google Map co-ordinates are: 51.50429338120567, -0.09090800011497971
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