Friday, 14 September 2007

The Tower Hill Memorial, London


The Tower Hill Memorial in London commemorates Merchant seamen from the two World Wars who have no known grave, apart from the sea. The memorial is located opposite the Tower of London and in front of Trinity House.

The 1914-18 monement was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and consists of a vaulted corridor with 12 bronze plaques engraved with 12,000 names. The World War II memorial was designed by Sir Edward Maufe in a semi-circular sunken garden with 24,000 names. All names are arranged in alphabetical order under the names of the ships that they were lost on.

There are two Daglish names on the memorial.

Chief Engineer Officer Edward Daglish died on 16 May 1943, aged 51, on the S.S. Aymeric (Glasgow). The Aymeric was torpedoed and sunk by U.657.
Edward was the son of Joseph Daglish and Frances Elizabeth Green, and he married Hilda Crumpton in 1919. The couple had four children. Edward was a Member of the Institution of Marine Engineers.

Steward James Daglish died on 11 August 1940, aged 20, on the S.S. Kirnwood (Middlesbrough). James was the son of James Daglish and Elizabeth Horn Garvock of South Shields.

The main inscription on the monument 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.

2 comments:

sandra greatorex said...

Stephen, just seen yr site dedicated to those members of the Daglish family who were lost at see due to enemy action. One of the ships mentioned was the SS Kirnwood. My wifes Uncle Isaac Wilkinson Scott also lost his life in that sinking and in the photo of the plate you can see his name. My wife never knew him as she was born much later but the memory is still etched in the memory of older members of her family.
Regards Mike Greatorex

Anonymous said...

The SS Kirnwood was actually lost on the 10 Dec 1941. See the following URL.
http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?15368.
Mike Greatorex