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Great Britain
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(St. Michael's Church)

St. Michael - World War I memorial

Saint Michael
Archangel, the field commander of the Army of God. He is often depicted slaying Satan represented as a dragon, and with a shield with text quis ut deus (Who is like God?, a literal translation of the name Michael).
(Wikipedia)
Richard Reginald Goulden
1920

London /  St. Michael - World War I memorial   London /  St. Michael - World War I memorial

Description

Bronze sculpture of the Archangel St. Michael brandishing a flaming sword, standing on a stone which bears the inscription. To the left two wild cats prowl; to the right, four cherubic children cluster at the angelic feet.

Inscription(s)

during the
GREAT WAR
+ 1914 - 1919 +
the names were
recorded on this
site of 2130 men
who from offices
in the parished of
this united benefice
volunteered to
serve their country
in the navy and
army + of these
it is known that
at least 170 gave
their lives for the
freedom of
the world

Signature

Richard R. Goulden, Sc.

Sculptor

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Location (N 51°30'47" - W 0°5'8")

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