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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 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 »
  • Does not represent one of the main attractions, but we are staying right near the metro Tower Hill we tend to stop, to take pictures in this Memorial, very ancient (one of the oldest in London) that is dedicated to all victims of the sea. Excellent also the inner Park, with various etchings and dates.
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  • Lovely place to rest with a small garden and some benches
  • Great expeiriance all the kids loved it definatly recomend going there for a day out
  • Very good place
  • 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.

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