Fountain

WW2 fountain at BMA

British Medical Association WW2 fountain at BMA

Erection date: 1954

Inscription

{On a plaque on the ground in front of the fountain:}
In honour of the medical men and women of the British Empire & the Commonwealth of Nations who gave their lives in the Second World War.
{On the front side of the fountain:}
In memoriam, 1939 - 1945.

The memorial was designed by Pierce. The 4 statues were sculpted by Woodford. The fountain was inaugurated in 1954, in what is known as the Court of Honour. The statues represent Sacrifice, Cure, Prevention and Aspiration. We thank Jamie Davis for finding this link and this link to the British Pathe news films of the unveiling.

Site: British Medical Association (4 memorials)

WC1, Tavistock Square

The BMA courtyard is not accessible to the public but one can see the fountain, the memorial gates and the clock by peering through the first set of gates.

Lutyens was commissioned by the Theosophical Society to design the building, completed in 1925, which is now BMA House. The unfinished site was bought by the BMA who commissioned Lutyens to finish it. They then commissioned another architect for the buildings that front Tavistock Square.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
WW2 fountain at BMA

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World War 2

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
WW2 fountain at BMA

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British Medical Association

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James Woodford

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Clock at BMA

Clock at BMA

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Opening of the BMA house

Opening of the BMA house

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WW1 gates at BMA

WW1 gates at BMA

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