United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

MACHINE GUN CORPS - Figure of David

Our Ref: 2129

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Address

HYDE PARK CORNER
HYDE PARK CORNER
HYDE PARK
GREATER LONDON
England
 
Type:Allegory (eg: Victory)
OS Map Ref:TQ 270 800

Inscription

FRONT: ERECTED TO /COMMEMORATE/ THE GLORIOUS/ HEROES/ OF THE MACHINE GUN/ CORPS/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR.

SIDE: THE MACHINE GUN CORPS./ OF WHICH HIS MAJESTY KING/ GEORGE V WAS COLONEL-IN-/ CHIEF WAS FORMED BY THE WARRANT DATED THE 14TH DAY/ OF OCTOBER 1915./ THE CORPS SERVED IN/ FRANCE, FLANDERS, RUSSIA, ITALY,/ EGYPT, PALESTINE, MESOPOTAMIA,/ SALONICA. INDIA. AFGANISTAN/ AND EAST AFRICA./ THE LAST UNIT OF THE CORPS/ TO BE DISBANDED WAS THE/ DEPOT AT SHORNCLIFFE ON THE/ 15TH DAY OF JULY 1922. THE/ TOTAL NUMBER WHO SERVED IN/ THE CORPS WAS SOME 11,500/ OFFICERS AND 159,000 OTHER/ RANKS OF WHOM 1,120 OFFICERS/ AND 1,671 OTHER RANKS WERE/ KILLED AND 2881 OFFICERS AND /45377 OTHER RANKS WERE WOUNDED, MISSING OR PRISONERS/ OF WAR.

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
SCULPTUREBRONZE   Good

Physical Description

NUDE 'DAVID'

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died0
Is this an exact count?Not known
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial?None
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No

Maintenance

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

1999: English Heritage.

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date:10TH MAY 1925
RolePerformed By
UnveiledFM HRH Prince Arthur Duke of Connaught
Dedicated Chaplain General to the Forces

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
W MORRIS ART BRONZE FOUNDRYFounder/Foundry
FRANCIS DERWENT WOODArtist

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments:NEWS: "THE TIMES" 11 MAY 1925 P.1B AND P.18
Photographs:6
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:O
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALSBOORMAN, DEREK198834,35 
LONDON STATUES: A GUIDE TO LONDONS OUTDOOR STATUES AND SCULPTUREBYRON, A1981361,362