City of Westminster in Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Chief gunner in 1524 taken in
Egypt by the British Army 1801
The gun is inscribed
The Solomon of the age the Great Sultan Commander
the dragon guns (to be made) When they breathe roaring
like thunder. May the enemy's forts be raised to the ground
Year of the Hegira 931
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1524.
Location. 51° 30.316′ N, 0° 7.66′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London. Marker is on Horse Guards Road just south of The Mall, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England SW1A 2AX, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George, Duke of Cambridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Spencer Compton (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Canterbury Province New Zealand (about 120 meters away); The Cádiz Memorial (about 120 meters away); Field Marshal Earl Haig Memorial (about 150 meters away); Horse Guards ParadeGuards Division Memorial (about 150 meters away); Captain James Cook (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
More about this marker. The marker is found directly beneath the gun located on the northeast corner of the Horse Guards Parade Grounds.
Regarding Turkish Gun. The Year of the Hegira 931 is the Islamic calendar equivalent of 1524 A.D.
The gun was installed as a war trophy on the Horse Guards Parade in 1802, having been taken from the French forces at the end of the siege of Alexandria.
Also see . . . Siege of Alexandria (Wikipedia). "The Siege of Alexandria was fought between 17 August and 2 September 1801, during the French Revolutionary Wars, between French and British forces and was the last action of the Egyptian Campaign. The French had occupied Alexandria, a major fortified harbour city on the Nile Delta in northern Egypt, since 2 July 1798, and the garrison there surrendered on 2 September 1801." (Submitted on November 2, 2017.)
Additional keywords. artillery cannon
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 2, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.