Statues and Memorials in Newcastle: The Response

Posted: July 26, 2015 in Newcastle, UK
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The Response is a war memorial dedicated to the Northumberland Fusiliers. The bronze on the front depicts a group of soldiers from the regiment leaving for war in October 1914. On the rear is a carving of St George flanked by two members of the Fusiliers from 1674 and 1919. It stands next to the church of St Thomas the Martyr by Barras Bridge. The sculptor was Sir William Gascombe John who had studied in Paris under Rodin. It was unvieled in July 1923 and was restored in 2007.

 

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