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The CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial is situated centrally on The Hoe, which looks directly towards Plymouth Sound.

CWGC is the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

The CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial was built and is maintained by the CWGC to commemorate almost 7,300 servicemen and women of the First World War who have no known grave.
The memorial was designed by Sir Robert Lorimer, with sculpture by Henry Poole.

In addition to commemorating Royal Navy personnel who sailed from Plymouth, the First World War panels also bear the names of sailors from Australia and South Africa.
The governments of the other Commonwealth nations chose to commemorate their dead elsewhere, for the most part on memorials in their home ports.

The several thousand poppies were initially conceived as a key, dramatic sculptural element in the installation 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red', which was first seen at the Tower of London in 2014.

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