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Household Division Memorials

 

The Guards Memorial

The Guards Memorial on the west side of Horse Guards Parade commemorates Guardsmen who died during the two world wars and in service of their country since 1918. It was designed by H. Chalton Bradshaw and unveiled by Field Marshal HRH The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn with great ceremony on 16th October 1926. At the front, facing Horse Guards Parade, stand bronze sculptures by Gilbert Ledward representing each of the five regiments of Foot Guards.

 

 

The Guards Crimean War Memorial

This memorial in inscribed: To the memory of 2152 Officers, Non-Com. Officers and Privates of the Brigade of Guards who fell during the war with Russia in 1854-56. Erected by their Comrades. It is located in Waterloo Place, at the junction of Regent Street and Pall Mall, and was unveiled in 1861, the sculptor was John Bell. The figures represent Guardsmen from the three regiments that then formed the Brigade of Guards, the Grenadier, Coldstream and Scots Guards, cast in bronze from the cannons captured at the siege of Sevastopol.

 

The Brigade of Guards Memorial, Brompton Cemetery

The Brigade of Guards Memorial, Brompton Cemetery This memorial was unveiled in 1889 and marks the burial place of many hundred peacetime casualties of the Brigade of Guards. The memorial was refurbished in 2010 and re-dedicated in a ceremony which replicated that held in 1889.

 

The Cavalry Memorial, Hyde Park

The memorial was unveiled on 21st May 1924 by Field Marshal John French, 1st Earl of Ypres, to commemorate men of the cavalry regiments including, of course, the regiments of the Household Cavalry. It represents St. George, depicted as a mounted knight in armour over a slain dragon. The memorial was originally erected at Stanhope Gate but was moved to its present location alongside Serpentine Road, when Park Lane was re-modelled in 1960.

 

 

Queen's Life Guard Memorial, Hyde Park

This memorial is in Hyde Park's South Carriage Drive and honours the soldiers of The Blues and Royals who were murdered close by in 1982 while riding to Horse Guards Parade to form the Queen's Life Guard.

 

The Household Division Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum

The Memorial was unveiled on 3rd December 2009 and was constructed from Portland stone. It's designs mirror the Guards Memorial on Horse Guards Parade. The railings are similar to those on Birdcage Walk side of Wellington Barracks and around the memorial is an apron of stone with English white granite, Scottish red granite, Irish green marble and Welsh black slate.

The cyphers and badges of the regiments of the Household Cavalry are engraved on the flanks. The cyphers, stars and badges of the Foot Guards regiments are mounted on the railings and were originally displayed on the railings by the main gate of Chelsea Barracks.

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