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THE COMMEMORATION OF THE FALLEN
All these fonns of commemoration and certain other matters
closely linked with them, such as the Prisoners of War Fund and
Committees, local funds, and the Regimental Museum, are dealt
with more fully below.
THE VISIBLE MEMORI ALS
The Obelisk at Wellington Barracks , Bury
This, the only memorial of its kind covering the whole Regiment,
was designed by Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens, R.A., the creator of the
Cenotaph in \Vhitehall, who gave his services without fee as he was
the son of Captain Charles Lutyens of the Regiment and nephew of
Major Engelbert Lutyens, an officer of the 20th Foot from 1803 to his
death in 1830 and Orderly Officer to Napoleon at Saint Helena from
gth Febmary, I820, to I5th April, I821. As the photograph opposite
page 184 of this volume shows, it consists of three steps leading up
to a square pedestal on which stands an octagonal granite block
bearing on the south side, facing the Bury-Bolton Road, the words
TO THE
LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS
THEIR
DEEDS AND SACRIFICES
FOR
KING AND COUXTRY
Sunnounting this block is an obelisk of Portland stone with
:'\IC~l
XI\·
I
MCM
XIX
on its base and, near the top, the Regimental fuse above "XX, " both
encircled with a wreath.
It
is flanked by copies in coloured enamelled
stone of the King's Colour on the west and the Regimental Colour on
the east.
The diameter of the base of the monument is I6 feet
II
inches;
the height of the obelisk I3 feet 8 inches; and the overall height of
the whole 22 feet
6~
inches. The monument stands in the centre of
the short approach from the Bury- Bolton road t o Wellington
Barracks, Bury, and was erected by Messrs. John Tinline , of Bury.