Westminster Scholars - Crimea and Indian Mutiny

Submit a new image

Reference WMO/111987

Address:

Westminster Abbey

Deans Yard

Westminster

London

SW1P 3PA

England

Open large map

War Memorials Trust case: War Memorials Trust needs to avoid Contributors changing location/description details as we help to protect and conserve this war memorial through our casework. You can still add photographs, update condition and use the tabs below. If you believe any of the information you cannot edit is wrong or information is missing, please make a note of the reference number and include it in your email when you contact us.

Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Pillar/column
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
  • Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
About the memorial: High Victorian Gothic Memorial, 1859-61 by Sir George Gilbert Scott erected in memory of those from Westminster School who died in the Crimean War (1854 - 56) and the Indian Mutiny (1857-58). Polished red granite column with Portland stone base dressing sculpture. Large column with lantern-cross and statue of St George and the dragon, carved by J.R. Clayton. Base flanked by four lions.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Westminster Walk: This 25 metre tall red granite column is located in an area called “The Sanctuary” and its purpose often missed by passers by. The Portland stone used has weathered over the years so it is difficult to read the inscription. The names show the level attained by the students, some of high rank. At the top of the pillar are statues of Edward the Confessor, Henry III, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria all of whom played a part in the development of the abbey and school. Above them is a statue of the English patron saint and the shields bear the arms of those who were killed. What a pity the details at the top of the column are not closer !!
Report this condition update

View more details
Report this condition update

View more details
Report this condition update

View more details

Grants to support the repair and conservation of war memorials are available from the charity War Memorials Trust if it has raised funds. Support is focused on war memorials in Very bad or Poor condition or where there is a serious Concern.

Before applying for a grant you should read the advice available on War Memorials Trust`s website. The What we can and cannot fund helpsheet explains what types of work the charity can fund.

If you believe your project is eligible for a grant you should complete the Pre-application enquiry form. You will need to be registered and logged in to complete this.

The Pre-application enquiry form is a series of questions to see if your project is eligible. If it is, you will need to provide further details and submit current colour photographs of the war memorial in either a png, gif, jpg or jpeg format.

You can save your Pre-application enquiry form as you go along. Once submitted War Memorials Trust will respond.

Please be aware that a summary of your enquiry, without your contact details, will appear on this page once submitted. This ensures others are aware that an enquiry has been made and can read the response to avoid duplicate enquiries. Information provided by you to us will be used for the purpose of managing the grant enquiry, for further details please read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy .

As a charity, War Memorials Trust relies on voluntary donations and every contribution, no matter how large or small, makes a really big difference to our work. Your donation will help protect and conserve war memorials for future generations so please support War Memorials Trust’s work.

Report this comment

To the memory of those educated at Westminster School, who died in the Russian and Indian Wars, AD1854-1859, on the field of battle, or from wounds or sickness. Some in early youth, some full of years and honours, but who all alike gave their lives for their country. This column was erected by their old school fellows in token of sorrow for their loss, of pride and valour, and in full assurance that the remembrance of their heroism in life and death will inspire their successors at Westminster with the same courage and self devotion.

Field Marshal Lord Raglan GCB (Commander in Chief 1854-1855), Lieutenant General Frederick Markham CB (2nd division), Captain Augustus Frederick Kynaston RN CB, Major Augustus Saltren Willett (17th Lancers), Captain Frederick Henry Dymock (95th Regiment), Lieutenant Reginald Hugh Somerville (23rd Fusiliers), Lieutenant William Walker Jordan (34th Regiment), Lieutenant Richard Borough (Rifle Brigade), Midshipman Charles Madan (HMS Sanspareil), Frederick Henty (Commissariat Department), General Sir William Barnard GCB (Commander in Chief 1857), Major John Waterfield (38th Bengal Native Infantry), Major Walter Robert Prout (56th Bengal Native Infantry), Captain Wilson Henry Jones (HM 13th Light Infantry), Captain Louis Henry Bedford (HM 37th Regiment), Captain William Thornton Phillimore (10th Bengal Native Infantry), Lieutenant Henry Bingham (HM 90th Regiment), Lieutenant Lovick Emilius Cooper (HM Rifle Brigade), Cornet William George Hawtrey Bankes VC (HM 7th Hussars).

Grade II (England)

1357257

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required