Statue

23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Erection date: 21/12/1888

Site: Duke of Wellington statue - SW1 (5 memorials)

W1, Hyde Park Corner

The large terrace area around the statue is worth commenting on. It's clearly original and has somehow survived. There are 4 concentric bands, some plain mosaic, some patterned mosaic with a fancy Greek key design, some in a bold design from stone of two colours. The Victorians would do this sort of thing without thinking about it; we've lost the art.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers

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23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Infantry regiment. It was founded to oppose King James II and the forthcoming...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers

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Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm

Born Vienna, educated England, granted English citizenship 1865. Sculptor in ...

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King Edward VIII

Born as Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David, at White Lodge i...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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1st Guards

1st Guards

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Duke of Wellington statue - SW1

Duke of Wellington statue - SW1

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