Following World War I, war memorials were erected in most towns and villages in recognition of the great effort and loss that the Country had sustained during the previous 4 years.
Erected to honour those who had given their lives to secure peace, these memorials are also intended to act as a reminder to subsequent generations of the sacrifices made in the name of peace. Additional memorials were later erected to honour those who gave their lives in World War II.
Across the country, services are held and wreaths are laid each year on Armistice day in memory of those who have given their lives in all the conflicts in which our Nation has been involved.
Memorials may include memorial crosses, plaques or other structures. Those in the London Borough of Hounslow include:
Isleworth War Memorial - Twickenham Rd and South St junction
Heston War Memorial - Heston Rd
Bedfont War Memorial - Grovestile Waye
Hanworth War Memorial - Green Lane
Chiswick War Memorial - Christ Church, Turnham Green
For a detailed description of War Memorial locations, enter the name of your area in the war memorial finder.