Point of Interest

Commonwealth Memorial Gates

England / Europe

The Memorial Gates are four columns made in Portland Stone, each topped by a bronze urn, and with the names of those Commonwealth countries that gave their servicemen to help Britain in the Second World War – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Africa, Caribbean and the Kingdom of Nepal – carved into the sides. The Gates complement Wellington Arch seen beyond, and are a fine addition to Constitution Hill. They were placed there by the Memorial Gates Trust, helped by the Millennium Commission, which raised the necessary money to honour the 5 million volunteers who gave their lives supporting Britain in the First and Second World Wars. Not only did men and women die, but the countries honoured gave raw materials and money to the Allied cause. Her Majesty The Queen officially opened the Memorial Gates in November 2002. 

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