United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Maj Gen Sir H Havelock

Our Ref: 11543

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Address

Trafalgar Square
Charing Cross
GREATER LONDON
England
WC2
 
Type:Serviceman/Woman
Other Location Details:

SOUTH EAST CORNER OF TRAFALGAR SQUARE

OS Map Ref:TO 290 520

Inscription

TO MAJOR-GENERAL SIR. H. HAVELOCK, K.C.B., AND HIS BRAVE COMPANIONS DURING THE CAMPAIGN IN INDIA
SOLDIERS - YOUR LABOURS, YOUR PRIVATIONS, YOUR SUFFERINGS, AND YOUR VALOUR WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN BY A GRATEFUL COUNTRY. - H. HAVELOCK

(Rear face enumerates forces commanded by Havelock.)

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PEDESTALGRANITE - DARTMOOR   Unknown
FIGUREBRONZE   Unknown

Physical Description

HAVELOCK STANDS WITH HIS LEFT HAND IS ON HIS SWORD AND RIGHT HAND PARTIALLY INSERTED INTO HIS BELT. HE WEARS A CLOAK ACROSS HIS SHOULDERS WHICH IS CAUGHT BACK OVER HIS RIGHT ARM.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarIndian Mutiny (1857-1858)
Total names on memorial:1
Served & Returned0
Died1
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, rank, forename, additional, decorations
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes
WarNon-Combat Deaths
Total names on memorial:1
Served & Returned0
Died1
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, rank
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date:10 April 1861
RolePerformed By
Unveiled UNKNOWN

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Public
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
William BehnesSculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Major General Havelock died of dysentry on 24th November 1857.
There is a statue of general Havelock on Building Hill, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. His ancestral home is believed to be Ford Hall in the west of the city.

Comments: 
Photographs:0
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:O
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Press Cuttings:2
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARYGLEICHEN1928PP 9-10 
LONDON STATUES: A GUIDE TO LONDONS OUTDOOR STATUES AND SCULPTUREBYRON, A1981P 138 
DICTIONARY OF BRITISH SCULPTORS 1660 - 1851GUNNIS, RUPERT1968PP 45 - 48 
Illustrated London News  13 Ap.1861, p. 336; 20 Ap.1861 pp.362-363 
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 2004Sir H Havelock