Sunday, 12 August 2018

Paddington, war memorial

The Paddington War Memorial is located outside the Victoria Barracks along Oxford Street, in the inner city, eastern suburb of Paddington. It was erected in 1922 and features a single granite monolith set on three granite steps. The base has been squared with names engraved and gilded on three of the four polished granite sides. Inscription reads: For King and Country. In honor of the Paddington men who fought and in loving memory of those who fell during the Great War 1914-1918. Erected by the citizens of Paddington. Their duty done. Greater love hath no man.

11 comments:

  1. What a stately memorial. And poignant wording.

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  2. Lovely shadows ~ another great angle shot too!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Carol, yes, sometimes it's a better shot on an angle.

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  3. I always look for memorials when passing through little towns. Some are very eye-catching, like this one that you share with us today.

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  4. Wow, made of a single piece of granite - that must have been pretty pricey! Many thanks for sharing this World War I monument with All Seasons this week! have a great week!

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  5. It is rather a simple yet dignified tribute.

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