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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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  • A nice memorial at Tower Hill for those lost their lives in the navy. Nice location Surrounded by stunning buildings Nice memorial Good views Very much worth while visiting.  more »
  • This memorial really stopped me in my tracks, it made me think about the incredible work done through the years by our merchant navy and he risk they take at sea. Well worth a visit  more »
  • This is a very peaceful place which is a memorial garden to all the Merchant Mariners who were lost in the war and have no graves. All those lost are named on the walls.  more »
  • A nice quiet place to eat lunch or read a book/paper during your lunch break, or to look at the names and vessels sailors served on, but please respect this place, its a memorial to brave sailors from the Merchant Navy who tragically lost their lives during the first and second world wars.
  • Remember them who gave their lives for us
  • Lovely public space!
  • Creepy garden where loads of people were executed.
  • Lovely place to rest with a small garden and some benches
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