As a unit that only existing from 1915 to 1922, the Machine Gun Corps had a surprising impact on warfare and this memorial is one that is fitting to the soldiers that died while serving in it. The Corps was not as long lasting as others commemorated on the Corner but it encompassed soldiers from all areas of the Country and all arms of service.
The Memorial consists of the 'Boy David', symbolising what one man can do against many with a machine gun, flanking by two impressions of the Vickers Machine Gun. Rumours abound that these are real machine guns encased in bronze but these are unfounded as the dimensions are quite different. The attention to detail is brilliant though!
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