Australian Infantrymen in Lord Mayor's Procession, London

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Title

Australian Infantrymen in Lord Mayor's Procession, London

Subject

Australian soldiers, soldier, soldiers, Australian, First World War, World War, World War I, infantrymen, procession, processions, London, Lord Mayor, Lord Mayor's procession, livery companies, 1215, medieval custom, Buckingham Palace, King George V, Westminster, swearing oaths, allegiance, charities, defence forces, march past, salute, military uniform, dais, medieval custom

Description

Australian infantrymen taking part in the Lord Mayor's Procession march past Buckingham Palace, where King George V was taking the salute. The Lord Mayor's Procession began in 1215, when the citizens of London were allowed to elect a mayor for the first time. The newly elected Mayor was required by the King's charter to make a journey from the City to Westminster to swear allegiance to the Crown. The procession still takes place today; known as the Lord May's Show. It brings together the defence forces, police, Londoners, businesses, charities and livery companies in celebration of London's past and present.

From AWM Website:http://www.awm.gov.au/about/collections/photographs.asp

Creator

Anon.

Source

Australian War Memorial Website.
ID H1852

Date

1919

Rights

Public domain

Format

Photograph

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Citation

“Australian Infantrymen in Lord Mayor's Procession, London,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed August 24, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/234.