War Memorial. Albert Toft (1862-1949). Designed 1921; unveiled 1922. Bronze figure; stone plinth. Garden of Rememberance, Streatham Common North, London SW16. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

Toft's contemplative infantryman, head bowed in mourning for fallen comrades, and hands resting on his downturned rifle, is particularly moving. The same statue appears on several other war memorials — at Stone in Staffordshire, Leamington in Warwickshire, and Thornton Cleveleys in Lancashire (Bloice 6).

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Photograph and text (2011) by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.]


Bloice, Brian. "Streatham War Memorial and the Streatham Roll of Honour." Streatham Society News, No. 199 (Winter 2009/10). 6-7. Web. 9 March 2011.

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