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War Memorials

San Sebastian, Spain

The memorial at San Sebastian in Spain is the only one to British troops who died in Spain, it is located on the slopes of Monte Orgullo (Urgull) and was unveiled by the Spanish Queen on 28th September 1924.  The figure with arm raised, leading the group representing the Forlorn Hope, is Lieutenant Francis Maguire.  Beneath the group is the inscription in English and Spanish: "England has confided to us her Glorious Dead, Our Gratitude will Guard Their Eternal Repose."  Behind the sculpture is a tablet with the arms of Great Britain and Spain and the inscription: "In memory of the Gallant British Soldiers who gave their lives for the greatness of their own country and for the Independence of Spain."


San Sebastian Memorial, circa 1930.
Accession Number: KO0404/15


Service at the San Sebastian Memorial, possibly the dedication in 1924.
Accession Number: KO0404/16


San Sebastian Memorial, 1990s.
Accession Number: KO2490/117


San Sebastian Memorial, 1990s.
Accession Number: KO1804/06


San Sebastian Memorial, 1990s.
Accession Number: KO1804/07

We recommend The King's Own The Story of a Royal Regiment Volume 2 1814-1914 by Colonel Lionel I Cowper - the best history of the King's Own.  On a CD-rom, viewable through a computer.  Price including UK postage 12.75

Only a proportion of our collections are on display at anyone time.  Certain items are on loan for display in other institutions.  An appointment is required to consult any of our collections which are held in store.

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