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Machine Gun Corps Memorial - A Juxtaposition of Images

I was not sure what this memorial commemorated. In my strolls around the intersection of Green and... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
The_Loup_Garou
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Phoenix, Arizona
Memorial to the Machine Gun Corps

I have mixed feelings about this memorial. It's the inscription which names the Corps fallen... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
JohnScarr70
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 10 June 2014

The Machine Gun Corp Memorial, also referred to as the Boy David Memorial, is one of several commemorative monuments found at the southeast corner of Hyde Park.

This is an interesting monument dedicated to the machine gunners who lost their lives during WWI. The memorial was designed by Francis Derwent in 1925 and features a young David, hence the name. On both sides of the statue figure, you will see Vickers machine guns encased in bronze.

The memorial makes a nice addition to the collection that can be found at this area of the city and can be quickly seen for those who intend to spend time in this area of the city.

Other monuments here include the the Wellington Arch, Duke of Wellington Statue, Royal Artillery Memorial, New Zealand Memorial, Australia Memorial and across the street in Green Park, you can see the Bomber Command Memorial.

1  Thank BradJill
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