War Memorials at Winchester Cathedral

King’s Royal Rifle Corps Memorial

There are two major War Memorials outside Winchester Cathedral; the first, featuring a bronze soldier, is a memorial to the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, who lost their lives during the two World Wars. The soldier was the work of John Tweed who also created the Rifle Brigade Memorial in Hobart Place, London. 

The Memorial was unveiled on 24 May 1922.  The inscription reads:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
THE OFFICERS
WARRANT OFFICERS
-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
RIFLEMEN
OF
THE KING’S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918
1939 – 1945

Hampshire and Hampshire Regiment Memorial

The second memorial at Winchester Cathedral is a memorial to the men and women of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, as well as the Hampshire Regiment, who lost their lives in both World Wars. It is an extremely comprehensive memorial, detailing the vast numbers from the county that gave up their lives.

The memorial is a very popular spot for locals and tourists to sit or meet, so photography is always difficult here. Google Earth co-ordinates for this memorial is: 51.061037°, -1.314823°

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