Three Towns Great War Memorial Trail
In 1914, with the threat of war looming large, the Three Towns of Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport were amalgamated as one. Nobody could have envisaged the length and scale of conflict to come, let alone the huge numbers of men and women who lost their lives as a result. To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the outbreak of the war, Plymouth City Council's Arts and Heritage Service, with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund has developed this Three Towns Great War Memorial Trail. As you wander through the beautiful city take a moment to reflect upon the sacrifice made by its people.
This trail cannot cover all the Great War memorials that were erected in Plymouth, nor those in neighbouring towns and villages that are now part of the modern city. Visit one of the City's three main cemeteries to find similar memorials raised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. There are also public memorials in Laira, Plympton and Plymstock. Many more commemorative works will be found in our local churches, and also in some schools and workplaces.