St Saviour’s Southwark Memorial in Borough

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.

July 2014 Google Street View

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. ”

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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