The Unknown Warrior

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tomb of the Unknown Warrior

The Unknown Warrior is a tomb of an unknown British soldier who was killed on the battlefield during World War I.

Burial[change | edit source]

The unknown warrior was buried in Westminster Abbey on November 11, 1920. The tomb is covered by a slab of black Belgian marble and is the only tomb in Westminster Abbey that people may not walk on.

It has an inscription on it that is written by Herbert Ryle, Dean of Westminster.

Medal of Honor[change | edit source]

The unknown warrior was awarded the United States Medal of Honor on October 17, 1921. This hangs on a pillar near his burial. The handles of the unknown warrior's tomb were lost, then found by a man in East London whilst digging up weeds.