Sir William Hamo Thornycroft
Person Born 9/3/1850 Died 18/12/1925
Sculptor. Born William Hamo Thornycroft (but the William is normally dropped) at 39 Stanhope Street, Regent's Park. Son of sculptors Thomas and Mary Thornycroft. Studied at the Royal Academy Schools where he won a gold medal for 'A Warrior Bearing a Wounded Youth from the Field of Battle'. His many other works include the memorial to Major-General Gordon at Victoria Embankment. Knighted in 1917, he was the first recipient of the Royal Society of British Sculptors' gold medal. Died at the Acland Home in St Giles, Oxford.