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John Galliford Webber

Person  Male  Born 1857  Died 1934

Born near Barnstaple, Devon. From the picture source website: "7 years 2nd Life Guards, London. Licencee Hare & Hounds South Molton & then ran Clockmaker & Gunsmith shop in East St. ( now part of Tiverton Inn). Father of William Mark Webber, Bailiff & museum founder member. 'G W when a boy of 16yrs old. Height 6 ft. Weight 13st & 8lbs. A fine lad'. Model for the Lifeguard at base of Wellington's statue in Hyde Park.

Note: we know of three other soldiers who also did some modelling - see Dudley.

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John Galliford Webber

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1st Guards

Unusually the model for this statue is known: Webber. Our thanks to his grea...

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