Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
London
London

Greater London

Liverpool Street (EC2)  
(Liverpool Street Station)

Sir Henry Wilson

Field Marshal Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Baronet
County Longford, Ireland 1864 - London 1922
one of the most senior British Army staff officers of the First World War. He was assassinated on his own doorstep by two IRA gunmen in 1922 whilst returning home from unveiling a war memorial at Liverpool Street station
(Wikipedia)
C.L. Hartwell
1922

London /  Sir Henry Wilson   London /  Sir Henry Wilson

Description

Bronze portrait plaque, with the dates B. 1864 - D. 1922.

Inscription(s)

to the memory of
FIELD MARSHAL SIR HENRY WILSON
G.C.B. D.S.O. M.P.
whose death occurred on thursday 22nd june 1922
within two hours of his unveiling
the adjoining memorial

Signature

C. Hartwell, ARA

Annotation

Part of the Great Eastern Railway World War I memorial. Prior to the restoration of the station the various memorials stood elsewhere. One can see that the arrangement has been rather cobbled together - the lift would not have been part of any original design. The frieze, Great Eastern Railway, comes from Harwich House.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°31'3" W 0°4'55"

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