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Royal Artillery MemorialLondon
Wellington Place
Hyde Park Corner
London W1J 7JZ
Tfl Fare Zone 1

 

This large memorial stands at the opposite end of Wellington Place to Wellington Arch. Built in 1925 of Portland Stone, it features a giant howitzer with stone reliefs depicting the reality of war. It commemorates the over 49,000 of the Royal Artillery Regiment killed in WW I.
 
The sculptor, Charles Sargeant Jagger (1885-1934), had served in the trenches and been awarded the Military Cross.
 
The reality of the sculpture is most affecting, especially the bronze figure of a dead soldier covered by a greatcoat – Jagger certainly knew what it was all about.
 
Three bronze panels were added in 1949 in memory of the additional 30,000 killed in WW II.
 
Further Information
 
Getting There
To find the best way for getting to the Royal Artillery Memorial, visit TfL Journey Planner.
 
- By Underground
Hyde Park Corner Station    Piccadilly Line.
(just outside the park)  
 
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