The Royal Fusiliers Memorial. Albert Toft (1862-1949), sculptor. Cheadle and Harding, architects. 1920-22. Bronze (A.B. Burton, foundry). Dimensions: statue 2.6m high; plinth approx. 4.5m high. High Holborn, London (near both Prudential Assurance Building and Staple Inn). Signed on base, west side: “ALBERT TOFT Sc.” [Click on images to enlarge them.]
This inscription reads "The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). To the Glorious Memory of 22,000 Royal Fusiliers who fell in the Great War. 1914-1919[.]" Below has been added "and to the Royal Fusiliers who fell in the World War[.]"
Photograph at top right by Robert Freidus. Others 2009 by George P. Landow. Text by Landow, Freidus, and Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]
Ward-Jackson, Philip. Public Sculpture of the City of London. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2003.
Byron, Arthur. London Statues. London: Constable, 1981.
Created 8 September 2009
Last modified 25 February 2020