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THE CENOTAPH AT SOUTHAMPTON, WITH THE GREAT STONE OF REMEMBRANCE: NAVAL MEMORIAL AT CHATHAM

THE CENOTAPH AT SOUTHAMPTON, WITH THE GREAT STONE OF REMEMBRANCE: NAVAL MEMORIAL AT CHATHAM

One of the noblest Cenotaphs designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens stands at Southampton (left). In the effigy of the recumbent figure that crowns the summit the idea of the Unknown Warrior, "Every Mother's Son," is embodied; the face cannot be seen Not visible in the photograph is the Great Stone of Remembrance that forms part of the general design, nor yet the names of Southampton's 2,000 dead that are actually inscribed on the monument. The pair of supporting pylons give the design a completeness that is entirely satisfying. On the high ground above Chatham the Naval War Memorial (right) is lofty enough to be seen for miles around; it is especially a landmark for vessels coming up the Medway. The design is simple and robust.

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