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Australian War Memorial

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Address: Hyde Park Corner, London, England
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A Corner of Australia in Hyde Park Corner

As memorials go, the Australian memorial in Hyde Park Corner is very unusual. Low, curved and with no obvious giveaways it takes a closer examination to reveal all the details... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Galway, Ireland

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

As memorials go, the Australian memorial in Hyde Park Corner is very unusual. Low, curved and with no obvious giveaways it takes a closer examination to reveal all the details contained on the wall. Standing a little back you can make out the place names of various battles, closer in you find the names of Australian settlements. It is a... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I am not usually impressed by statues or monuments but this was so simple and striking it did hit a nerve

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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

A few years ago, I was asked by the editor of an online 'stone trade' journal if I had any photographs of the newly built Australian War Memorial but I wasn't able to help him out on this occasion. During a recent trip to London, I took the time to take a better look at the area around Hyde Park... More 

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Low slung at the rear of the Wellington Arch site opposite Apsley House. Shows Australian participation in wars and battles since WWI. Shown behind an eerie graphic of each major graphic are the names of towns where Australian servicemen were from. Memorable.

Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This modern war memorial to the Australians who lost their lives in the two world wars is a must see if you are in London and it is easily missed. It is a curved wall of granite slabs and when you get close you can see they are inscribed with the names of almost 24,000 towns that were the birthplaces... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Australian government has erected a very unique war memorial at Hyde Park corner, at the western end of Constitution Hill. It is easily missed if visitors don't know it is there. Take the tube to Hyde Park Corner and cross over to Wellington Arch and the western corner of Green Park. We saw it on our way back from... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Located in Hyde Park Corner, the Australian war memorial is dedicated to the 102000 Australians who died in WW1 and WW2. The memorial is a semicircular curved wall of grey-green Western Australian granite with the names of 47 battles in which Australia were involved in and the names of the 23,844 towns from which the soldiers were born. Its a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I am a 20 year ex Serviceman of the RAAF and served in Thailand, South Vietnam and Malaysia my Uncle was killed in 1918 in France and to stand in front of this Memorial twice was such an experience I cannot describe, I stood their with Ex-Servicemen and serving members of the RAAF on the eleventh day of the eleventh... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a beautiful memorial in Hyde Park Square reminiscent of the Vietnam Memorial in DC in that there are names inscribed on the memorial and it is set low to the ground. The materials are substantially different however and the names are carved in such a way that they also form the names of locations of battles fought by... More 

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Umina Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Just simply stunning. Somehow I hadn't seen this in my trips to London but walked a different way this time and there it was. It is an absolutely stunning tribute. The curved wall is ghostly with its calming waterfall. I was amazed when I saw the writing on the wall and at a closer look the larger writing was made... More 

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