A really magnificent war memorial

War memorial
War memorial

On the boundary of Brighton & Hove is the very elegant Regency Square. At the lower end is a really magnificent war memorial to the soldiers of the Royal Sussex Regiment who died in the Boer war not only from Boer bullets but also from disease. It’s a figure in total solid bronze on a wonderful plinth of a soldier encouraging his men to go forward into the teeth of battle.

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  • The boundary of Brighton and Hove is a little further west and is marked out by the Peace Statue. The finished monument was designed by Newbury Trent and installed in October 1912. Although called a ‘Peace’ memorial because the monument takes the form of an angel of peace holding an orb and olive branch, the statue in fact celebrates the reign of Edward VII.

    By J. Waters (04/03/2004)
  • During the Second World War most of the hotels in Regency Square were occupied by the Polish Air Force ITW (Intermediate Training Wing) personnel. Please see my website ‘Poland and WW II 1939-1945’ at http://members.shaw.ca/rskulski/ . Your comments will be appreciated.

    By Roman Skulski (23/10/2005)

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