Brookwood Memorial To The Missing (The Rotunda)

Brookwood, Surrey

The Brookwood Memorial to the Missing (The Rotunda) stands within Brookwood Military Cemetery. The Rotunda commemorates nearly 3,500 men and women of the land forces who died during the Second World War. They died at sea, in the campaign in Norway in 1940, as members of raiding parties that set out from the United Kingdom, or as special agents or workers with Allied underground movements. They have no known grave. Designed by Ralph Hobday, the memorial is made of Portland stone and the names of those commemorated are carved on panels of green slate. It was unveiled on 25 October 1958.

The general inscription on the Brookwood Memorial reads:

'1939-1945 THIS MEMORIAL BEARS THE NAMES OF THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED MEN AND WOMEN OF THE FORCES OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AND EMPIRE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY AND IN MANY FOREIGN LANDS IN HOME AND DISTANT WATERS IN THE CAMPAIGN OF 1940 IN NORWAY AND IN LATER RAIDS ON THE COAST OF EUROPE AND TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED A KNOWN AND HONOURED GRAVE '

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Those commemorated here:

Heather Cosens, age: 25, death date: 4 October 1945