Francis Mond was killed in action in 1918; the memorial to him by Rayner Hoff is in St Mary’s Church
Captain Francis Leopold Mond (1896-1918) was killed in action during the First World War. The memorial to him is on the north-east wall of St Mary’s Church Storrington, West Sussex. It was executed by the young British sculptor Rayner Hoff (1894-1937). This bold and moving work is often overlooked by visitors; the guide book to the church for example does not mention it. Yet its history is intensely poignant, and just as importantly it is an extremely impressive monument sculpturally, worthy of the heroic young man it commemorates. This lecture will centre on this memorial, and the daunting woman who was primarily responsible for it: Francis’s mother, Angela Primrose Hamilton Schweich Mond (née Goetze) (1871-1941).
Dr Holly Trusted FSA is a graduate of Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute of Art, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. A Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum, she was previously Senior Curator of Sculpture at the V&A.