Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill :: Shared Description

The Memorial Gates are a war memorial located at the Hyde Park Corner end of Constitution Hill in London. Also known as the Commonwealth Memorial Gates, they commemorate the armed forces of the British Empire from five regions of the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka), as well as Africa and the Caribbean, who served for Britain in the First and Second World Wars.
The memorial pavilion, also on the Green Park side of Constitution Hill has a list of those from the named regions who were awarded the George Cross (GC) or Victoria Cross (VC) in the two World Wars. The 74 names are listed on the ceiling of the small domed pavilion. There are 23 VC recipients from World War I listed, 12 GC recipients from World War II, and 39 VC recipients from World War II.
The memorial was inaugurated in 2002 by Queen Elizabeth II.
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TQ2879 : Memorial Gates by N Chadwick
TQ2879 : Memorial Gates by N Chadwick
TQ2879 : Memorial Gates by N Chadwick

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Created: Mon, 26 Feb 2018, Updated: Mon, 26 Feb 2018

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