Londoners can pay tribute to the unknown warrior at Victoria Station

The body of the anonymous British serviceman was brought back from Northern France through the station 100 years ago.

He was buried at the west end of the abbey’s nave on November 11, 1920 to represent all those who lost their lives in the First World War but whose place of death was unknown or body never found.

The Queen also paid her respects at the tomb at the abbey on Remembrance Day.  

A pop up exhibition about the Unknown Warrior, organised by the National Army Museum, is on the concourse at the station until November 16.

Museum Director Justin Maciejewski DSO MBE, said: “Despite current restrictions on travel, we were determined to tell the story of our Unknown Warrior to all those that need to use Victoria Station at this time. 

“We hope that rail travellers are able to pause for a few moments at our poignant exhibition and reflect on this monumental story of national remembrance, thanksgiving and healing as they pass the place where he arrived by train into London.”

The museum, which is currently closed, is hosting a exhibition at its Chelsea base about the story which is set to run until next February.

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