Facing the Wellington Barracks, is the Guard's Memorial - a cenotaph with five life-size bronze figures sculpted by Gilbert Ledward representing the Foot Guards Regiments - Grenadiers, Coldstream, Scots, Welsh and Irish.
Installed in memory of Guardsmen who died in World War I, it was unveiled in 1926 by the Duke of Connaught, the uncle of King George V. It was designed by H. Chalton Bradshaw. After World War II an inscription was added to remember those who died between 1939 and 1945.
The sculptures were made from guns captured in World War I and modelled on real guardsmen. The Irish Guardsman got impatient while he was being modelled and left before the artist had finished, so his legs belong to another soldier. The Memorial was damaged by German bombs during World War II and during the repairs a small hole was deliberately left in one of the sculptures.