Memorial: M6439

Statue in Grosvenor Square, Southampton of Admiral Louis Mountbatten d.1979

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Location

Grosvenor Square, Southampton, England

Transcript

'ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET / EARL MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA / KG. PC. OM. GCB. GCSI. GCIE. GCVO. DSO. FRS. / SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER, SOUTH EAST ASIA / 1943-1946 / SCULPTOR GRETA BERLIN / COMMISSIONED BY TIMBERLAINE PROPERTIES PLC / ERECTED BY PENTAGON DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION LTD / UNVEILED BY THE COUNTESS MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA CD. JP. DL / ON 6TH JULY 1990'

Details

Description: Larger than lifesize bronze statue of Mountbatten on a pedestal in the Royal Navy uniform of Admiral of the Fleet (deck uniform, with admiral's peaked cap, and short-sleeved 'tropics' shirt). In front, a rough-hewn stone slab with a polished face which holds the text cut into its surface. Mountbatten lived in nearby Broadlands House.
Type: Statue
Position: On the roundabout
Materials: Bronze
Date Erected: 1990
Artists: Greta Berlin

Event Category

1939 - 1945 Second World War

People

Mountbatten, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas
Age: 79
Date of Death: 27/8/1979
Cause of Death: Murdered
Rank / Occupation: Admiral of the Fleet
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Admiral of the Fleet and an uncle to Prince Philip. Lord Mountbatten was murdered in 1979 by members of the IRA while on his fishing boat, the Shadow V.

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