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Guards Division War Memorial

Gilbert Ledward
Singer / Morris Singer / William Morris (London)
1926

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Description

Cenotaph with at the front five large bronze sculptures, one representing each of the Foot Guards Regiments, standing easy with their rifles above stone carvings showing the badge of each regiment. The statues are modelled on serving guardsmen: Sergeant R. Bradshaw MM of the Grenadier Guards, Lance Corporal J. S. Richardson of the Coldstream Guards, Guardsman J. McDonald of the Scots Guards, Guardsman Simon McCarthy of the Irish Guards (with legs modelled by another guardsman, Lance Sergeant W. J. Kidd) and Guardsman A. Comley of the Welsh Guards.
The other three sides each bear a bronze panel, one to either side depicting military equipment and the one to the rear depicting artillery in action. The statues and panels were cast using bronze taken from German guns melted down after the First World War.

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Inscription(s)

to the glory of god
and in the memory of the
officers warrant officers
noncommissioned officers &
guardsmen of his majesty's
regiments of foot guards
who gave their lives for their
king and country during the
great war 1914-1918 and of the
officers warrant officers
non commissioned officers and
men of the household cavalry
royal regiment of artillery
corps of royal engineers
royal army service corps royal
army medical corps and other
units who while serving with
the guards division in france &
belgium 1915-1918 fell with them in
the fight for the world's freedom.
this memorial also commemorates all those members
of the household division who died in the second world war
and in the service of their country since 1918
THIS MONUMENT
WAS ERECTED BY THEIR FRIENDS AND COMRADES
headquarters
guards division
1st guards brigade
2nd bn grenadier gds
2nd 3rd bns coldstream
gds 1st bn irish gds
2nd guards brigade
3rd bn grenadier gds
1st bn coldstream gds
1st bn scots guards
2nd bn irish guards
3rd guards brigade
1st & 4th bns grenadier
gds 2nd bn scots gds
1st bn welsh guards
bde trench mortars
pioneer battalion
4th bn coldstream gds
4th battalion guards
machine gun regiment
mons · retreat from mons
landrecies · marne 1914
aisne 1914 · ypres 1914
langemarck 1914 · gheluvelt
nonne bosschen · givenchy 1914
cuinchy · neuve chapelle · aubers
festubert 1915 · loos · mt sorrel
..lers-courcelette · morval
ypres 1017 · pilckem · menin road
poelcappelle · passchendaele
cambrai 1917 · bourlon wood
gouzeaucourt · somme 1918
st quentin · bapaume 1918 · arras
1918 · lys · hazebrouck · albert 1918
somme 1918 · drocourt-queant
hindenburg line havrincourt
canal du nord · cambrai 1918
selle · sambre · maubeuge
france & flanders 1914-1918
divisional troops
son 1st life guards
cyclist company
2nd life guards &
royal horse gds
div artillery 61 74,
75 & 76 brigades r f a
trench mortar batts
r a div amn column
div engineers 55 75
& 76 field coys r e
div signal company
r a s c 11 124 168 & 436
coys mechanical
transport company
r a m c 3rd 4th & 9th
field ambulances
detachment r a o c
46 mobile sec r a v c
d e t military police

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Location (N 51°30'16" - W 0°7'46")

Item Code: gblo219; Photograph: 18 March 2019
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