Plaque

Holy Trinity Sloane Square - Willes

Erection date: 1903

Inscription

To the glory of God. In memory of Admiral Sir George Willes GCB, the gates & railings of this church were erected by his widow, Easter AD 1903.

Site: Holy Trinity Sloane Street (2 memorials)

SW1, Sloane Street

Neither of these plaques can be seen in our photo. They are arranged symmetrically low down on either side of the entrance: Cadogan to the left and Willes to the right.

When built in 1888-90 this became the widest church in London, wider than St Paul's by 9 inches. The architect, Sedding, died suddenly in 1891 and Henry Wilson took over the completion of the interior decoration, some of which is still not finished, 2012.

Narrowly escaped demolition in the 1970s by the intervention of The Victorian Society and John Betjeman.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Holy Trinity Sloane Square - Willes

Subjects commemorated i

Admiral Sir George Ommanney Willes

Born Hampshire, son of a naval officer.  Went to sea aged 15.  Served in: Eas...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Holy Trinity Sloane Square - Willes

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Georgiana Matilda Josephine Willes

Born Georgiana Lockwood.  Married George Willes on 16 May 1855.  Widowed in 1...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Holy Trinity Sloane Square - Willes

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Holy Trinity Sloane Square - Cadogan

Holy Trinity Sloane Square - Cadogan

A. M. D. G. {stands for ‘Ad maiorem Dei gloriam or ad majorem Dei gloriam’, L...

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