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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Artists Rifles

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
1. The Artists Rifles Marker
Inscription.

was formed here
at the studio of
Henry Wyndham
Phillips
1860

 
Location. 51° 30.736′ N, 0° 8.586′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on St. George Street just north of Conduit Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 St. George Street, City of Westminster, England W1S 2FD, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prince Talleyrand (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Jimi Hendrix (about 210 meters away); George Frideric Handel (about 210 meters away); Ziggy Stardust (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sir Alexander Korda (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ann Oldfield (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Lord Stanley of Preston (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Canaletto (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Artists Rifles (Wikipedia). "The Artists Rifles is a regiment of the British Army Reserve. Raised in London in 1859 as a volunteer light infantry unit, the regiment saw active service during the Second Boer War and World War I, earning a number of battle honours. It did not
The Artists Rifles Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
2. The Artists Rifles Marker - Wide View
serve outside Britain during World War II, as it was used as an officer training unit at that time. The regiment was disbanded in 1945, but in 1947 it was re-established to resurrect the Special Air Service Regiment....The regiment was formed in 1859, part of the widespread volunteer movement which developed in the face of potential French invasion after Felice Orsini's attack on Napoleon III was linked to Britain. The group was organised in London by Edward Sterling, an art student, and comprised various professional painters, musicians, actors, architects and others involved in creative endeavours; a profile it strove to maintain for some years. It was established on 28 February 1860 as the 38th Middlesex (Artists') Rifle Volunteer Corps, with headquarters at Burlington House. Its first commanders were the painters Henry Wyndham Phillips and Frederic Leighton. The unit's badge, designed by J. W. Wyon, shows the heads of the Roman gods Mars and Minerva in profile...." (Submitted on November 18, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicWar, World IWars, Non-US
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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