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Sir Edwin Lutyens


The Cenotaph

Statue Square
The Cenotaph (Traditional Chinese: 和平紀念碑) is a war memorial, constructed in 1923 and located between Statue Square and the City Hall in Central, Hong Kong,[1] that commemorates the dead in the two world wars[2] who served in Hong Kong in the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force. Built in stone, it is an almost exact replica of the Cenotaph on Whitehall in London, UK (designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and unveiled in 1920).[1] It is listed as a monument under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance.
The Cenotaph in Hong Kong is a bleak and sombre monument dedicated to the fallen victims of World War I. Built at this location in 1923, it is an exact replica of the famous Sir Edwin Lutyen's Cenotaph situated at Whitehall in London. You can find the Cenotaph in a small grass clearing near Statue Square, Town Hall and the Legco building. It is worth stopping for a moment if you are in the area, even if to simply pay respects before moving on. There is a Remembrance Day (Armistice Day) Service held at the Cenotaph held in November each year, organised by the local Hong Kong Ex-Servicemen's Association.