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Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Boy David

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, July 26, 2018
1. The Boy David Marker
Inscription.
The Boy David
by Bainbridge Copnall MBE PPRBS.
A memorial to the members of the
Machine Gun Corps
who served in World War One


This bronze fibreglass statue was sculptured by
E. Bainbridge Copnall 1903 – 1973
and set on the granite column
which the sculptor donated to
the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea


The original Boy David statue sculptured in bronze by
Francis Derwent Wood was the model for the
Machine Gun Corps memorial which stands at Hyde Park Corner
and was presented to the Borough of Chelsea in 1963
but was later stolen.

This bronze fibreglass replacement was erected by
the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
and the Old Comrades Association of the Machine Gun Corps.
The Machine Gun Corps Old Comrades’ Association
lives on and a Century later continues to
remember the brave men who fought with the
Machine Gun Corps from 1915 to 1922.

 
Location. 51° 29.014′ N, 0° 9.972′ W. Marker is in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Chelsea Embankment and Cheyne Walk, on the right when
The Boy David Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 26, 2018
2. The Boy David Marker
traveling west on Chelsea Embankment. Touch for map. Located in Chelsea Embankment Gardens. Marker is in this post office area: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, England SW3 5TR, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ralph Vaughn Williams O.M. (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Carlyle (about 210 meters away); Sir Hans Sloane B.A.P. (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); George Sparkes (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sir Thomas More (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Chelsea Physic Garden (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Chelsea Embankment (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ropers Garden (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Machine Gun Corps Memorial in Green Park
 
Categories. War, World I
 
The Boy David Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 26, 2018
3. The Boy David Marker
The Boy David Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 26, 2018
4. The Boy David Marker
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By Michael Herrick, July 26, 2018
5. The Boy David Statue
 
 
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