Every Man Remembered Trafalgar Square
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The Every Man Remembered sculpture in Trafalgar Square unveiled by Royal British Legion beneficiary Serena Alexander - Serena lost her son, Sam Alexander MC, in Afghanistan and received help through the Legion’s Independent Inquest Advice Service. Her links to the First World War are extensive and she is helping to promote the Every Man Remembered website. Her own Great Uncle, Norman Birtwistle MC was awarded the Military Cross before being killed in action during one of the last cavalry charges in 1918. The sculpture is a collaborative piece with the artist Mark Humphrey - being 7.5-metre high it will sit in Trafalgar Square until 16 November. Made of brass, it is loosely based on the Unknown Solider and stands on a plinth of limestone sourced from the Somme. It is encased in a Perspex obelisk, surrounded by poppies which float up around the figure every five minutes. The sculpture will carry out a four-year tour of Great Britain, visiting a number of different locations across the country where members of the public will be invited to remember all those who fell during the First World War.