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War Memorial of the Merchant Navy
London, Greater London, England
Tower Hill Memorial




1914 - 1918  and  1939 - 1945

1939       War Memorial - London, Greater London, England       1945
The twenty-four thousand of the merchant navy and fishing fleets
whose names are honoured on the walls of this garden
gave their lives for their country
and have no graves but the sea.

War Memorial - London, Greater London, England War Memorial - London, Greater London, England War Memorial - London, Greater London, England

Name panel of fallen seamen of WW II A panel with names of fallen seamen of WW II.

War Memorial - London, Greater London, England War Memorial - London, Greater London, England

1914       War Memorial - London, Greater London, England War Memorial - London, Greater London, England       1918

The Tower Hill Memorial is a national war memorial on the south side of Trinity Square Gardens, just to the north of the Tower of London. It commemorates those from the Merchant Navy and fishing fleets who died during both world wars and have "no grave but the sea".
The First World War memorial takes the form of a vaulted corridor, 21.5 metres long, 7 metres wide and 7 to 10 metres high. Inside are 12 bronze plaques engraved with 12,000 names. It was opened by Queen Mary on 12 December 1928. The Second World War memorial takes the form of a semi-circular sunken garden located behind the corridor, to its north. It contains the names of 24,000 British seamen and 50 Australian seamen, listed on the walls of the sunken garden. In the centre of the garden is a pool of bronze, engraved with a compass pointing north. The First World War memorial was designed by Edwin Lutyens and the Second World War memorial by Sir Edward Maufe.
Between the two memorials are two columns with statues representing an officer (western column) and a seaman (eastern). This was designed by Charles Wheeler. The second part of the memorial was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 5 November 1955.

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This page is dedicated to the 10 million victims of World War I and 60 million victims of World War II.
We should always remember the immense grief and loss each war brought to the world.

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