It is easy to walk past it without noticing that, above the doorway, is a rendition of the regimental badge and the words: ’20th Middlesex Artists RV’.
The Artist’s Rifles formed a dual function in World War I. It was both an operational infantry unit and a cadre for officer training.
During the conflict the regiment lost 2,003 men killed, 3,250 wounded, 533 missing and 286 prisoners of war.
Its members won eight Victoria Crosses, fifty-six Distinguished Service Orders and over a thousand other awards for gallantry.