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Rhodes University, Great War Memorial 1914-18 and 1939-45
Makhanda (Grahamstown), Eastern Cape

Alfred DRURY: Sculptor



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The bronze Memorial to the First World War was sculpted by Alfred Briscoe Drury R.A. in 1923. It depicts a young medieval knight in armour and chain mail, with his hands in gauntlets resting on the hilt of his sword.

The sculpture surmounts a tapered sandstone plinth set in the entrance forecourt of the Great Hall at Rhodes University. It was relocated to this position from its original site in front of Botha House.

The same bronze Memorial to the First World War is found at Malvern College in Worcestershire in the United Kingdom - albeit on a much more substantial stone plinth.

(Base information provided by Fleur Way-Jones; adapted and extended by William Martinson)

These notes were last edited on 2021 05 31