TQ2879 : Hyde Park Corner, The Machine Gun Corps Memorial

near to Westminster, Great Britain

Hyde Park Corner, The Machine Gun Corps Memorial
Hyde Park Corner, The Machine Gun Corps Memorial
The Machine Gun Corps Memorial, at Hyde Park Corner, is a memorial to the dead of the Machine Gun Corps in the First World War in London. It is topped with a nude statue of a young David by Francis Derwent Wood.

The inscription reads:
ERECTED TO
COMMEMORATE
THE GLORIOUS
HEROES
OF THE
MACHINE GUN
CORPS
WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT
WAR
Saul has slain his thousands
but David his tens of thousands

MCMXIV - MCMXIX

To either side of the statue is a real Vickers gun, encased in bronze and laurel-wreathed. The memorial was originally erected in 1925 next to Grosvenor Place; it was rededicated at its present location, in the central section of Hyde Park Corner, in 1963 (LinkExternal link Wikipedia).
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2012
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Wednesday, 16 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 22 May, 2012
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People, Events  City, Town centre  Park and Public Gardens  Historic sites and artefacts 
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London 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2845 7987 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.1906N 0:9.0433W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2845 7985
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