Today's Merchant Navy Remembrance at Tower Hill to mark those lost at sea
PUBLISHED: 07:00 04 September 2016
Merchant Navy Assoc
The lives of nearly 36,000 civillians seafarers lost in war at sea are being remembered today at the Merchant Navy Remembrance.
The service starts at 12.30pm at Trinity Square in Tower Hill, opposite the Tower of London, attended by the shipping industry, Royal Navy, embassies, Commonwealth High commissions, Trinity House lighthouse organisation and seafarers’ charities and associations.
It is held each year on the Sunday following Merchant Navy Day, which was yesterday, the anniversary of the September 3 outbreak of the Second World War.
But the Merchant Navy Memorial at Trinity Square bears the names of 35,842 seafarers from both world wars, 1914-18 and 1939-45, as well as the Falklands war of 1982—men and women for whom there is no grave but the sea.