Captain Frederick Selous

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Reference WMO263311

Address:

Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road

Kensington

London

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Serviceman/woman sculpture
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: A cast bronze portrait of Capt Selous, in uniform and carrying a rifle, set into a niche in a stone tablet. A bronze relief of lions is mounted below the niche, and the inscription is arranged in two side panels in raised block lettering. The sculptor's name is placed at the bottom right. At the head of the northwest staircase in the central hall. (c IWM Register)
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Left panel: CAPTAIN/ FREDERICK C./ SELOUS D.S.O./ HUNTER/ EXPLORER &/ NATURALIST Right panel: BORN 1851/ KILLED IN/ ACTION AT/ BEHO-BEHO/ GERMAN EAST/ AFRICA 4.1.1917.

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