Extraordinary sacrifices by ordinary people
The Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice is a public monument in Postman's Park in London, commemorating ordinary people who died saving the lives of others and who might otherwise have been
The Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice is a public monument in Postman's Park in London, commemorating ordinary people who died saving the lives of others and who might otherwise have been forgotten. Among those recorded on tiles is Elizabeth Boxall, 17, of Bethnal Green who died from injuries received in trying to save a child from a runaway horse. Pantomime artist Sarah Smith of Prince's Theatre is another who name is recorded. She died after she was burned when her dress caught fire as she tried put out the flames which had enveloped her companion in January 1863. The memorial was conceived by painter and sculptor George Frederic Watts in 1887, but only four tiles were in place at his death in 1904. The most recent tile, the 54th, was added in 2009.
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