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“Machine Gun Corps Memorial”
Review of Boy David Memorial

Boy David Memorial
Ranked #808 of 1,736 things to do in London
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

This memorial is also known as The Machine Gun Corps Memorial and is a memorial to the casualties of the Machine Gun Corps of WW1. Located at Hyde Park Corner, it is one of many memorials here.

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

The statue of David is commemorating the Machine Gun Corps heroes and it represents the Goliath defeater with its large sword in his hand, flanked by two bronze machine guns.
Its location makes it easier to visit it and to take nice pictures.

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

There are many units that appear in the British Army order of battle and then disappear again. They are often only remembered by those who have ancestors who served in them, or specialist historians. The Machine Gun Corps is one of those that was raised purely for the Great War and then disbanded again soon after.

This is a nice memorial that is similar to that of the Royal Artillery in that it shows both man and guns on the same monument, but on a much smaller scale.

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

This interesting memorial, one of the several war memorials located on the Hyde Park Corner is dedicated to the casualties of the Machine Gun Corps. Its central marble column holds a 2,7 meters high bronze statue of David with a giant Goliath’s sword. On both sides there is a bronze model of a Vickers machine gun.

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Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

This memorial is situated on Hyde Park Corner in the middle of the roundabout although in the middle of a roundabout easy to access and take photos cleaned regularly as regularly covered in bird mess

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