Memorial to Field Marshall Sir Henry Wilson by Charles Leonard Hartwell (1873-1951). 1922-23 bronze portrait mounted on marble tablet. Signed on the bottom left-hand corner of the relief panel: “C.HARTWELL A.R.A.” (Ward-Jackson). The marble inscription reads, “To the Memory of Field Marshall Sir Henry Wilson Bart G.C.B. D.S.O. M.P. whose death occurred on Thursday 22nd June 1922 within two hours of the unveiling the adjoining monument.” According to the entry in Wikipedia, Wilson, “was an Anglo-Irish field marshal and Irish Unionist politician. . . . After the formation of Northern Ireland, he became security advisor to the Northern Ireland Government. Wilson was assassinated by two Irish Republican Army volunteers in 1922.”

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Sources

Ward-Jackson, Philip. Public Sculpture of the City of London. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2003.


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