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WW2 Memorial


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Tower Hill History

History

History of the use and development of Tower Hill illustrated with many old maps and photographs.





WW1 Merchant Navy Memorial: Construction and Dedication

WW1 Memorial

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.





WW1 Merchant Navy Memorial: Panels Index

WW1 Memorial

This is the index page for all the ships listed on the WW1 memorial.


WW2 Merchant Navy Memorial: Construction and Dedication

WW2 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 figures 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.


WW2 Merchant Navy Memorial: Panels Index

WW2 Memorial

This is the index page for all the ships listed on the WW2 memorial.







Falklands Memorial

Falkland Islands 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.





Ceremonies and Services

Red Duster

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.

Punishments Executions and Martyrs

Executions Memorial

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.







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