49,076 men remembered on the Royal Regiment of Artillery memorial, WW1, Hyde Park Image: Mark Norris
Visiting Kew Gardens for their Somme100 talk with The Commonwealth War Graves Commission on 6th July 2016, I passed en route this striking memorial to the Royal (Regiment of) Artillery at Hyde Park Corner, sculpted by Charles Sergeant Jagger.
Striking relief panels of a trench howitzer. Image: Mark Norris
Royal Artillery memorial Hyde Park; Another relief panel of gunners, one wearing the winter goatskin warmers. Image: Mark Norris
Further details of Jagger’s relief panels, Royal Artillery Memorial, Hyde Park. Image: Mark Norris
Unusually Jagger depicts a dead draped gunner or Artilleryman on this 1914-19 section of his Artillery memorial at Hyde Park. The small carved inscription beneath the figure writing notes that a Roll of Honour of all who served in The Royal Regiment of Artillery is housed forever inside this memorial. Image: Mark Norris
Another of Charles Sergeant Jagger’s “gunner” memorial figures, Royal Artillery Memorial, Hyde Park. Image: Mark Norris
The huge stone howitzer tops this impressive memorial, Royal Artillery Memorial, Hyde Park. Image: Mark Norris
Several of the Kew Gardens and London Zoo WW1 casualties were in various branches of the Royal Artillery. Many others of their surviving staff would have served in the Artillery as well. They are all remembered on this Memorial.
Henry Peavot, Albert Staniford, William Perkins, ZSL staff casualties in the Artillery:
C.H. Brown, J.W. Clark, F.T. Pursell/ Purssell, Kew Gardens staff casualties in the Artillery:
Posted by Mark Norris, World War Zoo Gardens project, Newquay Zoo.
Tags: Charles Sergeant Jagger, Royal Artillery, war memorials