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Duke of Wellington Regimental memorial

Andrew Sinclair
2019

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Description

The monument is a pyramidal sculpture group, with four persons: three (four?) soldiers of Regiment from different eras spanning the Regiment’s history: a 20th century soldier stands of the top of a steep rock, the other is standing in front of the rock, the third stands on guard on a small plateau on the right side, and the fourth running in attack from the left side. At the back of the rock stand the flag of the Regiment. Different smal sculptures and reliefs are in the rock, as well as the names of ten soldiers who got the Victoria Cross, the nicknames of the Regiment: "The Dukes" and "The Havercake Lads" and the words "the west riding"

Halifax - Duke of Wellington Regimental memorial
1st soldier
Halifax - Duke of Wellington Regimental memorial
2nd soldier
Halifax - Duke of Wellington Regimental memorial
3rd soldier
Halifax - Duke of Wellington Regimental memorial
4th soldier
Halifax - Duke of Wellington Regimental memorial
Bust of the Duke of Wellington
Halifax - Duke of Wellington Regimental memorial
Regiment's rugby player with the cup
Halifax - Duke of Wellington Regimental memorial
Elephant
Halifax - Duke of Wellington Regimental memorial
Family (wife and two children)

Unveiled 17 May 2019 by Arthur Charles Valerian Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and Dot Foster, Mayor of Calderdale.

Inscription(s)

THE DUKE OF
WELLINGTON'S REGIMENT
(WEST RIDING)

and antecedent regiments
1702 - 2006
This Memorial commemorates 304 years of service
to the Nation by The Duke of Wellington's
Regiment (West Riding) and its antecedents.

It pays tribute to the 205,000 men, mostly from
the West Riding of Yorkshire, who served in
The Regiment, and to the families and the
communities who supported them.
The Regiment was awarded the Freedom of
Halifax, Huddersfield, Spenborough, Mossley,
Barnsley, Bradford, Sheffield, Craven District
and the Honorary Citizenship of Skipton.

This memorial was presented by The Regiment
to the Borough of Calderdale as guardian of
The Regiments's West Riding heritage.
This memorial was unveiled by
His Grace The 9th Duke of Wellington and
The Worshipful The Mayor of Calderdale
On the 17th May 2019.

The Memorial was funded thanks to the generosity of
members of the Regimental family, members of the
public and by grants from charitable trusts.

Signature

Sculpted by Andrew Sinclair MRSS 2019

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Great Britain
  • Elephant
  • Family
  • Rugby player
  • Sinclair, Andrew
  • Soldier
  • War Memorial (UK - various)
  • Wellington, Arthur Wellesley Duke of
  • Location (N 53°43'23" - W 1°51'32")

    Item Code: gbyh086; Photograph: 27 July 2019
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