Royal Artillery Memorial
Hyde Park Corner, London

Memorial

Bronze Soldier profile from the Memorial

 

Inscription reads:

'In Proud Memory Of The
Forty-Nine-Thousand-Seventy-Six
Of All Ranks Of The
Royal Regiment of Artillery
Who Gave Their Lives for King
And Country in the Great War'
19141919'

The Memorial was designed by Charles Sargeant Jagger and dedicated in 1925, the memorial consists of an artillery piece mounted on a Portland Stone plinth, the piece is guarded by four bronze soldiers.

Legend has it that if the artillery piece were ever to be fired, the shell would land within the Somme region of France.

 

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