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Major John Little monument

This imposing, Ancient Egyptian-style obelisk on the edge of Woolwich Common remembers ex-Royal Marine staff officer Robert John Little

Carved from marble and standing about 4.5m tall, the monument was unveiled in 1861 and was originally a drinking fountain. Its bronze working parts are now missing, but much of the lettering remains.