Tower Hill Mercantile Marine Memorial 1939 - 1945, London

Sir Edward Maufe - sculpture by Sir Charles Wheeler
Date Built
circa 1955
Trinity Square Gardens
There are two memorials in Tower Hill to those members of the Mercantile Marine who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars.  The first and perhaps most noticeable to visitors to the nearby Tower of London is the temple-like structure designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.  It lists those who were killed in World War One.  After World War Two Sir Edward Maufe was commissioned to extend this memorial into the adjacent garden to honour those who died between 1939 and 1945.  This memorial is Grade II* Listed.

The entrance to the garden memorial is marked by two statues of mariners and between them a dedication.

The Dedication reads,

"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."

A wall surrounds the garden on which there are bronze plaques bearing the names of sailors.  Between the plaques are sculptures with maritime themes.

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