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Monument: Rifle Brigade

Erection date: 1924

Inscription

{Below the insignia:}
In memory of 11,575 officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and riflemen of the Rifle Brigade who fell in the Great War, 1914 - 1918.

{On a large stone laid into the ground in front:}
And in memory of 1,329 officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and riflemen of the corps of the Rifle Brigade who fell in the World War, 1939 - 1945.

There are 3 statues on this memorial: to the left - a rifleman of 1806; to the right - an officer of 1800 (when the brigade was formed); on top of the central plinth - a rifleman of WW1. The Victorian Web has more photos. Two visits and we're still having trouble getting a good picture of the WW1 soldier's face - this is the best we can do.

In 2014 we were contacted by Maria A Hessman in the USA, telling us that her grandfather modelled for this WW1 soldier and she sent us some information about him which we’ve put on his page.

We already have three soldier-models on London: Edward RyderJack Askham and John Webber so we're delighted to add a fourth. 

Site: Rifle Brigade (1 memorial)

SW1, Hobart Place

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Rifle Brigade

Information Subjects commemorated

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World War 1

We'd always assumed that this war was known as the Great War until WW2 came a...

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World War 2

Sorry, we've done no research on WW2, it's just too big a subject. But do vis...

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Rifle Brigade

Formed initially as the 'Experimental Corps of Riflemen' it became the 'Rifle...

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Members of the Rifle Brigade lost in WW1

11,575 officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and riflemen los...

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Members of the Rifle Brigade lost in WW2

1,329 officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and riflemen of t...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Rifle Brigade

Information Created by

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Ephraim Alfred Dudley

We are grateful to Maria A Hessman in the USA, for telling us that her grandf...

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John Tweed

Sculptor. Born Glasgow. Good friend and associate of Rodin. Also by Tweed is ...

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