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Imperial Camel Corps

Imperial Camel Corps Imperial Camel Corps

Erection date: 22/7/1921

Inscription

{The south face of the stone plinth is inscribed:}
Engagements
1916: Romani, Baharia, Mazar, Dakhla, Maghara, El. Arish, Maghdaba
1917: Rafa, Hassana, Gaza 1, Gaza 2, Sana Redoubt, Beersheba, Bir Khu Weilfe, Hill 265
1918: Amman, Jordan Valley, Mudawar (Hedjaz)

{The north face of the stone plinth is inscribed:}
To the glorious and immortal memory of the officers, NCO‘s and men of the Imperial Camel Corps, British, Australian, New Zealand, Indian, who fell in action or died of wounds and disease in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine, 1916 -1917-1918.

A bronze plaque on the east face lists those from the Australian Contingent who fell (191). One on the west face lists those from the British (106), the New Zealand (41) and the Indian (9) Contingents.
The names are listed in their battalions, the officers first and then the lower ranks in alphabetical sequence.

{Signed below the camel's right back hooves:}
A. B. Burton, Founder: Thames Ditton

The sculptor was also a member of the corps. Unveiled by Chetwode. For another London camel statue see General Gordon on a camel. And If you really like photos of camels see the View from the Mirror's post on this statue.

Site: Imperial Camel Corps (1 memorial)

WC2, Victoria Embankment Gardens

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Imperial Camel Corps

Subjects commemorated Information

World War 1

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Imperial Camel Corps

Formed in 1916.  At its height there were 4,150 men and 4,800 camels.  3 of t...

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J. A. Adams, Sgt.

Imperial Camel Corps, New Zealand Contingent, 3rd Battalion

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V. E. Adolph, 2/Lieut.

Imperial Camel Corps, New Zealand Contingent, 3rd Battalion

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Imperial Camel Corps

Created by Information

A. B. Burton Foundry

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Major Cecil Brown

A member of the Imperial Camel Corps for which he provided the statue in Emba...

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