Royal Artillery Memorial, London

A pic taken my journey in London! Close to the Australian Memorial in Hyde Park Corner is located the Royal Artillery Memorial, realized by Charles Sargeant Jagger M.C.,  a former member of the Artists Rifles.

Charles Jagger was born in Yorkshire in 1885. He studied at the Sheffield School of Art before moving to London to study sculpture at the Royal College of Art (1903-1910). On the oubreak of the First World War Jagger joined The Artists Rifles. The following year he was commissioned in the Worcestershire Regiment and served in Gallipoli and on the Western Front. He was wounded three times and received the Military Cross for gallantry.

After the Armistice Jagger worked on several war memorials. This included the First Battle of Ypres at Horse Guards Parade, the Royal Artillery memorial at Hyde Park Corner and a Soldier Reading a Letter on Paddington Railway Station. Charles Jagger died in 1934.

Source: The Artists of the Artists Rifles facebook page



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