Statue

(lost) Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy - lost statue

Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy
Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy - lost statue

Erection date: 1914

This monument, now lost, was paid for by public subscription. Our photo comes from the BBC, where it is captioned: "The life-size bronze scout memorial at Nunhead Cemetery was stolen in 1969." Other sources say it was badly vandalised. Scouting has another photo of the memorial.

Scott designed the memorial but we have not been able to identify the sculptor (but see below). The plaque that you can see in the photo survived.

2021: Mark Brady contacted us: "The bronze was sculptured by Lillie Read who also worked on Scott's Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool. The statue was stolen and the stone part of the memorial was vandalised. There's a belief that Lutyens borrowed heavily from the stone work for his Cenotaph."

Site: Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy (3 memorials)

SE15, Linden Grove, Nunhead Cemetery

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

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy - lost statue

Subjects commemorated i

Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy

On Saturday the 3rd August 1912, the 2nd Walworth Troop of five adults and tw...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy - lost statue

Created by i

Lillie Read

Sculptor active in 1914.  Also worked on Giles Gilbert Scott's Anglican Cathe...

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Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

Architect. Born 26 Church Row, Hampstead. Grandson of Sir George Gilbert Scot...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy - lost statue

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Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy - new memorial

Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy - new memorial

{Left hand page of an open book:} To commemorate the scouts of the 2nd Walwor...

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Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy - original memorial

Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy - original memorial

The base can be seen in our photo immediately behind the 'open book' which is...

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