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Our county has many fine memorials to the fallen of warfare over the years, and, as another Remembranc­e Day draws close, they will all become the centre of public attention.

One of the most imposing, although quietly simplistic in its design, is in Paragon Square in Hull, opposite the central station where so many men embarked in trains that carried them off to the front. Made of Carrara marble, it is unusual in that it commemorat­es not only the city’s fallen who found themselves involved in both world wars, but of many other conflicts, such as the two Boer wars and the Korean War.

Here there is a plaque to four gallant men of Hull who were awarded the Victoria Cross, and another to the brave seamen who sailed from the nearby docks on the Arctic Convoys and did not return. There is no record of who designed the memorial, but it is always a place for quiet reflection.

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