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Memorial to the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Yeomanry

Adrian Jones & Edward Payne
1922 (1950)

Gloucester /  Memorial to the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Yeomanry   Gloucester /  Memorial to the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Yeomanry

Description

A cross on an octagonal plinth in the centre of a wider octagonal base, standing on a square foot. The monument is 12 m (26 ft.) tall. On each face of the plinth is a bronze panel: four of the panels are bas-reliefs by Adrian Jones, depicting a scene of soldiers of the regiment serving during WWI in campaigns, alternating with four panels inscribed with the names of the fallen. The scenes are inscribed: Gallipoli 1915, Sinai 1916, Palestine 1917, and Syria 1918.

On the foot is an additional relief by Edward Payne for the Second World War, inscribed 1939-1945.

Gloucester - Memorial to the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Yeomanry
Gallipoli 1915
Gloucester - Memorial to the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Yeomanry
Sinai 1916
Gloucester - Memorial to the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Yeomanry
Palestine 1917
Gloucester - Memorial to the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Yeomanry
Syria 1918
Gloucester - Memorial to the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Yeomanry

Inscription(s)

On the smaller part of the plinth:
in memory of
the members of the
royal gloucestershire
hussars yeomanry
who gave their lives
in the great war
1914-1918
egypt
gallipoli
sinai
palestine
syria
Additional text on the foot:
in memory of the members of the
royal gloucestershire hussars
who gave their lives
in the war 1939-1945
and whose names are recorded in
gloucester cathedral

Signed: (reliefs) adrian jones
The World War II relief: Edward Payne / 1950

Annotation

Unveiled on 29 April 1922 by Lieut.-General Sir P. W. Chetwode, Bart, kcb kcmg dso.

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°52'3" W 2°14'53"

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