Bath War Memorial

During my visit to Bath on 8 March 2014 I was always aware that there had to be a war memorial somewhere as the city had been bombed during the Second World War. My intention was really to leave the memorial for a later trip, but circumstances change and I found the memorial purely by accident.

Interestingly enough there are two plaques of “additionals” on the memorial. These are men who were omitted from the official Rolls of Honour and who have since been added. And the other commemorates members of the armed forces that lost their lives after World War II.

The “Last Fighting Tommy” of World War One; Henry John “Harry” Patch, was a son of Bath and he is commemorated by two lead planters at the memorial.

The Book of Remembrance is at Bath Abbey, and I was fortunate enough to see it during my tour of the Abbey.

The memorial may be found in Royal Avenue, at Google Earth Co-ordinates  51.384336°,  -2.364708°

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