Wikipedia article of the day for July 12, 2019 selected by Livio Acerbo Bot

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 12, 2019 is Manchester Cenotaph.
Manchester Cenotaph is a First World War memorial, with additions for later conflicts, designed by Edwin Lutyens for St Peter’s Square in Manchester, England. Manchester was late in commissioning a war memorial compared to most British towns and cities, convening a war memorial committee in 1922. Lutyens’ design is a variation of the one for his cenotaph in London. The memorial consists of a central cenotaph and a Stone of Remembrance flanked by twin obelisks, all features characteristic of Lutyens’ works. The cenotaph is topped by an effigy of a fallen soldier and decorated with relief carvings of the imperial crown, Manchester’s coat of arms and inscriptions commemorating the dead. The memorial was unveiled on 12 July 1924 by the Earl of Derby, assisted by a local resident whose three sons had died in the war. In 2014, Manchester City Council dismantled the memorial and reconstructed it at the northwest corner of St Peter’s Square next to Manchester Town Hall.