Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - Lord Strathnairn's Statue

Lord Strathnairn's Statue -  photograph


At the Knightsbridge corner of Brompton Road is the statue of Field-Marshal Hugh Rose, Lord Strathnairn of Jhansi, erected by his "friends and comrades". Although this gallant soldier, who first gained distinction by organising the Turkish defence against Mehemet Ali, and later in the Crimea, in the Indian Mutiny, and as Commander-in-Chief in India and in Ireland, died in 1885, at the ripe age of 82 years, the statue was not unveiled till June 1895, when the ceremony was performed by the Duke of Grafton. Mr. Onslow Ford's fine work shows Lord Strathnairn in the uniform of Field Marshal; and the statue was cast from guns taken in 1858 by the Central India Force and presented by the Government of India. On pedestal are inscriptions enumerating the battles in which Lord Strathnairn played a conspicuous part.