The Plymouth Naval Memorial is a war memorial located on Plymouth Hoe to British and Commonwealth sailors who were lost in the World Wars. It was Grade II* listed, but in May 2016 it was upgraded to Grade I listed. Link
After World War I, the Royal Navy wanted to find a way to commemorate sailors who had died at sea and had no known grave. An Admiralty committee recommended building memorials at the three main naval ports in Great Britain -- Plymouth, Chatham,TQ7667 : Chatham Naval Memorial
, TQ7667 : Chatham Naval Memorial Link
. and Portsmouth SZ6398 : Royal Navy War Memorial Link
]. The memorials at all three sites were designed by Sir Robert Lorimer with sculpture by Henry Poole.
Following World War II, the naval memorials were expanded to commemorate the dead from that war. Sir Edward Maufe performed the architectural design for the expansion at Plymouth, and the sculpture was by Charles Wheeler and William McMillan.
The Plymouth memorial also bears the names of sailors from Australia, South Africa, and India. The Plymouth Naval Memorial commemorates 7,251 sailors of World War I and 15,933 of World War II.
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