Hong Kong Cenotaph
Public Art: Hong Kong Cenotaph
Designed by: Sir Edwin Lutyens
Description: The Hong Kong Cenotaph is a replica of
the British Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. The Cenotaph measures 15ft 6" wide and 35ft high. It was built on a
large granite platform which include six steps leading to the base. The Cenotaph was said to have been placed on
"the colony's finest site."
Date Unveiled: The Hong Kong Centotaph was unveiled
on May 24, 1923 (Empire Day) by the Governor Sir Reginald Edward Stubbs.
Location: The Centotaph was originally erected near
the waterfront but was later moved to its present position, between Statue Square and the City Hall facing the
then Hong Kong Club Building in Central Hong Kong.
"May their martyred souls be immortal, and their noble spirits endure"