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Trinity Hill Memorial, London

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The Tower Hill Memorial is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission war memorial on the south side of Trinity Square Gardens, in London, England. The memorial commemorates those from the Merchant Navy and fishing fleets who died during both world wars and have "no grave but the sea". The memorial was designed by Edwin Lutyens with sculpture work by William Reid Dick, the Second World War extension was designed by Edward Maufe with sculpture work by Charles Wheeler.The First World War memorial takes the form of a vaulted corridor, long, wide and high. Inside are 12 bronze plaques engraved with 12,000 names. Those commemorated include Victoria Cross recipient, Archibald Bisset Smith.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. Between the two memorials are two columns with statues representing an officer (western column) and a seaman (eastern).
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  • This is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission war memorial on the south side of Trinity Square Gardens. The memorial commemorates those from the merchant navy and fishing fleets who died during both wo...  more »
  • Never seen this before but came across it in passing and was very impressed. Memorial to the men and women of the navy who died in the war. Lovely garden area and brass plaques featuring a name call. ...  more »
  • The bigger memorial is for British sailors. Behind is a smaller memorial that shows the site of the executions at Tower Hill. Members of the royal family were executed in the tower itself, the lower o...  more »
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  • Great expeiriance all the kids loved it definatly recomend going there for a day out
  • Another fantastic memorial to the brave men and women who gave their lives for hopefully a better world. My Dad had a friend who was a merchant seaman during the war and apparently it was quite terrifying with all the U Boats out with their torpedoes. Very brave people, thank you for your sacrifice.
  • Beautiful memorial.
  • The people in heaven.
  • Located near the Torrw of London, behind there is a perfect Park to rest and eat.
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