Person    | Male  Born 14/3/1892  Died 22/8/1974

Sir Charles Thomas Wheeler

Categories: Sculpture

Sculptor. Born Staffordshire. Early rheumatic fever made him unfit for active service in 1914 so he served on the home front casting and moulding false limbs for amputees. Died at home in Mayfield, Sussex. Other London works:
The animals on India House in The Strand; Various work at the Bank of England; the two bronze Mercurys either side of the entrance to Globe House, Temple Place; the massive "Earth" and "Water" figures high on the Ministry of Defence in Horse Guards Avenue; Church House, Westminster
Royal Commonwealth Society in Northumberland Avenue; and you can get a close up view of 4 pieces of his work, behind glass, on the top of 1 New Change. Ornamental Passions has some pictures.

Third Dimension has a good article referencing these and other Wheeler works across London.

Our picture shows him sharing a joke with the Queen.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Sir Charles Thomas Wheeler

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Charles Wheeler

Sir Charles Wheeler P.R.A., 1892-1975, lived here.

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Sir Charles Thomas Wheeler

Creations Information

Jellicoe bust

Jellicoe, 1859 - 1935

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Mercantile Marine Memorial - WW2

{On the low wall overlooking the sunken garden:} 1939 - 1945 The twentyfour t...

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St James's Church Garden opening

Mary of Nazareth by Sir Charles Wheeler P.R.A., presented in 1975. This gard...

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Wheeler's lion

{Impressed on the base, at the back:} C.W. Sc. 1973

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Hugo Daini

Hugo Daini

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Person, Sculpture, Italy, Venezuela

1 memorial
Sebastian Gahagan

Sebastian Gahagan

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Joseph Hermon Cawthra

Joseph Hermon Cawthra

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Person, Sculpture

2 memorials
W. S. Frith

W. S. Frith

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3 memorials
James Vingo

James Vingo

Sculpture caster.

Person, Sculpture

1 memorial