City of Westminster in Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Machine Gun Corps Memorial
Who Fell In
The Great War
Saul hath slain his thousands
but David his tens of thousands
( back )
The Machine Gun Corps of which His Majesty King George V was Colonel-in-Chief, was formed by Royal Warrant dated the 14th day of October 1915.
The Corps served in France, Flanders, Russia, Italy, Egypt, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Salonica, India, Afghanistan, and East Africa.
The last unit of the Corps to be disbanded was the Depot at Shorncliffe on the 15th day of July 1922. The total number who served in the Corps was some 11,500 Officers and 159,000 other ranks, of whom 1,120 Officers and 12,671 other ranks were killed and 2,881 Officers and 45,377 other ranks were wounded, missing or prisoners of war.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
Location. 51° 30.192′ N, 0° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England SW1W 0QH, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Zealand War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Wellington Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Artillery Memorial (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Bomber Command Memorial (about 120 meters away); The Memorial Gates (about 120 meters away); Royal Aeronautical Society (about 120 meters away); Australian War Memorial (about 120 meters away); a different marker also named The Bomber Command Memorial (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . . Machine Gun Corps Memorial on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.