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Guards Division Memorial
Portland stone & bronze
H 1082 x W (?) x D (?) cm
purchased by public subscription
Westminster City Council
Westminster City Council
Grade I (England and Wales)
16th October 1926
at all times
on the left side of the self-base: Gilbert Ledward / 1923–26; on the right side of the self-base: Gilbert Ledward / 1923–26 CAST BY / THE MORRIS ART BRONZE FOUNDRY / LONDON. SW; on the relief at the back of the memorial, bottom right: Gilbert Ledward
on the eastern face, that which fronts Horse Guards Parade, the inscription reads TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF THE / OFFICERS WARRANT OFFICERS / NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS & / GUARDSMEN OF HIS MAJESTY'S / REGIMENTS OF FOOT GUARDS / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR / KING AND COUNTRY DURING THE / GREAT WAR OF 1914 - 1918 AND OF THE / OFFICERS WARRANT OFFICERS / NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND / MEN OF THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY / ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY / CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS / ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS ROYAL / ARMY MEDICAL CORPS AND OTHER / UNITS WHO WHILE SERVING WITH / THE GUARDS DIVISION IN FRANCE & / BELGIUM 1915 - 1918 FELL WITH THEM IN / THE FIGHT FOR THE WORLD'S FREEDOM.; below the regimental badges: THIS MEMORIAL ALSO COMMEMORATES ALL THOSE MEMBERS / OF THE HOUSEHOLD DIVISION WHO DIED IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR / AND IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY SINCE 1918.; on the podium, at the front: THIS MONUMENT / WAS ERECTED BY THEIR FRIENDS AND COMRADES; on the back of the obelisk there are a list of engagements, and on the sides of the obelisk, lists of the regiments