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ROYAL FUSILIERS MEMORIAL

Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2018

The memorial stands in the centre of the road on a small traffic island in Holborn, City of London. It takes the form of a helmeted figure of a Private of the Royal Fusiliers in Service Dress with 1908 Pattern Equipment, holding a rifle behind him in his right hand and with his right leg raised on a stone; the figure stands on a tall pedestal, bearing Second World War bomb damage, which holds the inscription. The reverse contains a plaque denoting the various battalions that have formed part of the Royal Fusiliers. The memorial is in the care of the Corporation of The City of London on behalf of the Royal Fusiliers -The City of London Regiment. The memorial was made by Albert Toft, it was first unveiled by the Lord Mayor of London and dedicated by the Bishop of London on 4 November 1922.

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2018

THE ROYAL FUSILIERS
(CITY OF LONDON REGIMENT)

TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY
OF THE
22,000 ROYAL FUSILIERS
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

1914-1919

AND TO THE
ROYAL FUSILIERS
WHOFELL IN THE WORLD WAR

1939-1945

AND THOSE FUSILIERS
KILLED IN SUBSEQUENT CAMPAIGNS

 

Last updated 18 April, 2018

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