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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sundial
District
Tower Hamlets
Town
Tower Hill
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Falklands Conflict (1982)
Maker
MR GORDON NEWTON, The Stone Shop
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4th September 2005
    Attended by: FIRST SEA LORD
  • Dedicated
    Date: 4th September 2005
    Attended by: Chaplain to the British and International Sailors' Society
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
54891
Current location

East side of gardens
Trinity Square Gardens
Trinity Square
Tower Hill
Tower Hamlets
Greater London
EC3N 4AA
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 33543 80726
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A circular granite sundial with eight compass points. Mounted on a round base which has the hour and half hour points inscribed, as well as displaying three bronze plaques with inscriptions with the Merchant Navy Insignia. An 1.5m cast bronze anchor sits in the centre acting as a gnomon for the dial.
Inscription
Large Plaque: IN MEMORY/ OF/ THOSE MERCHANT SEAFARERS/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ TO SECURE THE FREEDOM/ OF/ THE FALKLAND ISLANDS/ 1982 Small Plaque left: SS ATLANTIC CONVEYOR/ LIVERPOOL/ (Names) Small Plaque right: RFA SIR GALAHAD/ LONDON/ (Names)/ RFA FORT GRANGE/ LONDON/ (Name)/ RFA SIR TRISTRAM/ LONDON/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, additional, decorations.
    Order of information: Additional, surname.
Components
  • Sundial
    Measurements: height 650mm, width 3000mm
    Materials: Bronze, Granite, Stone - York
  • Plaques
    Measurements: height 430mm, width 300mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 550mm, width 500mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
History
2011: site visit reports the condition as good.
Costs

Comments: Memorial was paid for by private donations, merchant seamen, merchant shipping lines, Trinity House and the Government of the Falkland Islands.
Memorial: £40,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate,private,other
Responsibility
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Reference
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 04 September 2005
  • Newsletter 2006 Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel Newsletter
  • Full Ahead: Merchant Navy Association Magazine Winter 2005
  • Kent Messenger 23 September 2005
  • Other website www.mna.org.uk

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