- Tower Hill History
- Punishments Executions and Martyrs
- Construction and Dedication of the WW1 Memorial
- Panels Index for the WW1 Memorial
- Construction and Dedication of the WW2 Memorial
- Panels Index for the WW2 Memorial
- Falklands Memorial
- Ceremonies and Services
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History of the use and development of Tower Hill illustrated with many old maps and photographs.
The Tower Hill area was for a long time a place where public punishments were carried out. This page recounts the dark history of this area including executions and the use of the pillory. Both Great Tower Hill and Little Tower Hill were used in this way.
The WW1 memorial commemorates 11,919 seaman who lost their lives in WW1 and have 'no grave but the sea'. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, construction was begun in 1927 and it was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Mary on 12 December 1928.
This is the index page for all the ships listed on the WW1 memorial.
The WW2 memorial commemorates the over 24,000 seaman who lost their lives in WW2 and have 'no grave but the sea'. It was designed by Sir Edward Brantwood Maufe and incorporates allegorical figues representing The Seven Seas by the sculptor Sir Charles Thomas Wheeler. The memorial was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 5 November 1955.
This is the index page for all the ships listed on the WW2 memorial.
In the extreme South-East corner of Trinity Square Gardens is a memorial dedicated to members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and Merchant Seamen who lost their lives in the Falklands Campaign. The memorial was commissioned by the Merchant Navy Association and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission like the other memorials at Tower Hill.
Each of the war memorials at Tower Hill had their own dedication ceremonies and these are described on the relevant pages. In addition to this, Tower Hill holds a commemoration service to those lost in WW1 and WW2 on the first Sunday in September. The memorial was also the site of a special service to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic.