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Wolf 24 of 30:

"The Fallen"

Artist: Claire Darke

Location: St. Peter’s Gardens

The Fallen by Claire Darke - side profile
The Fallen by Claire Darke - front profile
The Fallen by Claire Darke - back profile

The Wolverhampton Civic and Historical Society wolf design is part of their Connecting, Exploring, Remembering World War One, a Heritage Lottery Fund Project.

The names on the wolf are the people from Wolverhampton who died in World War One, 100 years ago. The poem, ‘My Boy Jack’ by Rudyard Kipling, was written for his dead son lost in the battle at Loos, France. Kipling’s mother lived in Wolverhampton and she has a Blue Plaque.

Many soldiers from Wolverhampton are named on the Loos memorial which was designed by the Wolverhampton sculptor, Sir Charles Wheeler (and others).

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