William Hamo Thorneycroft.
The Last Shot is an emotive sculpture showing two injured soldiers continuing to fight until the last moment; the standing figure holds the gun while his comrade, though himself seriously wounded, hands him the final shell.
This heroic spirit and glorification of war is seen less after the World Wars that saw loss of life on a far greater scale and beyond that of the professional soldier.
The bronze sculptural group of two wounded soldiers on a granite plinth was erected in 1908 by public subscription.
View the Manchester Art Gallery Online Collections page for this work.
This sculpture is located at the northern end of St Anne's Square.
The placemarker on the map below shows the location of this statue.