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London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Tower Hill Memorial

 
 
The Tower Hill Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. The Tower Hill Memorial
Inscription.
The Twenty Four Thousand of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets Whose Names Are Honoured on the Walls of This Garden Gave Their Lives For Their Country and Have No Grave But the Sea
 
Erected by Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
 
Location. 51° 30.584′ N, 0° 4.66′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Tower Hill (England Route A100) and Trinity Square, on the right when traveling west on Tower Hill. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England EC3N 4DH, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Tower Hill Memorial (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Tower Hill Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Tower Hill Execution Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Is formidable fortress (within shouting distance of this marker); Strengthening the fortress (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tower in 1700 (within shouting distance
The Tower Hill Memorial - World War I image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. The Tower Hill Memorial - World War I
12,000 Merchant Seamen who lost their lives in the First World War are listed on the plaques
of this marker); London Wall (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); A place of execution (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
 
Also see . . .
1. The CWGC, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. (Submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower Hill Memorial on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Military
 
The Tower Hill Memorial - World War I image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
3. The Tower Hill Memorial - World War I
Some of the plaques in the World War I Memorial
The Tower Hill Memorial - World War II image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
4. The Tower Hill Memorial - World War II
The names of almost 24,000 Merchant Seamen and Women who died in the Second World War are listed on the plaques
The Tower Hill Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
5. The Tower Hill Memorial
Some of the plaques in the World War II area of the Memorial
Falkland Islands Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
6. Falkland Islands Memorial
In Memory
of
Those Merchant Seafarers
Who Gave Their Lives
To Secure the Freedom
of
The Falkland Islands
1982
The Tower Hill Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
7. The Tower Hill Memorial
The names of the dead are to be found under the names of the ships in which they were serving. The ships of the Merchant Navy are in alphabetical order on panels 1 to 121 and panels 130 to 132. Panel 122 bears the names of the men and women of the Lighthouse and Pilotage Services. Vessels of the Fishing Fleets appear on panels 123 to 129.

If visitors have difficulty in finding a name, they are advised to consult the Registers containing lists in alpahbetical order of all those commemorated on this memorial at the office of the Corporation of Trinity House in this Square (Side entrance Coopers Row) or contact:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
2 Marlow Road, Maidenhead,
Berkshire, SL6 7DX
Telephone: 01628 507200
Email: enquiries@cwgc.org
Web: www.cwgc.org

Respect this Sanctuary
Which Bears the Names
Of True Men & Women
Lost At Sea
Keep It Clean and Shipshape
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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