Tsunami Memorial

A memorial to the UK victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami was officially opened to the public in the Natural History Museum's Darwin Centre Courtyard on 6 July 2011.

The 3.7metre3 granite Indian Ocean Tsunami Memorial remembers the lives of 155 British citizens who lost their lives in the Tsunami's devastation on 26 December 2004.

'It is fitting that the Natural History Museum is home to this impressive new Memorial. An important part of our mission is to make sense of the natural world and I hope this Memorial will not only bring comfort to those who lost loved ones in the Tsunami, but also be a reminder to us all of the powerful and sometimes destructive force of nature.'

Dr Michael Dixon - Director of the Natural History Museum

The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami was one of the worst natural disasters in living memory. Hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives and the impact of the devastation was felt across the world. 

Names remembered

The Tsunami Memorial erected in the Museum's Darwin Centre Courtyard remembers these 155 British people who perished in the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami:

June Abeyratna • Lincoln Abraham • Robert Adamson • John Andrews • Tracy Andrews • Trish Anthony • Simon Atlee • Valerie Awcock • Julian Ayer • Ross Baker • Kevin Barnett • Sofia Barona • Leonard Barratt • Catherine Mullan • Robert Bell • Sarah Bent • Michael Bowen • Teresa Bowen • Nicolas Brewster • Christina Bülow • Kevin Brickel • Chung Choi • Isis Choi • Jon Choi • Paul Clarke • Alice Claypoole • Melanie Clough • Leanne Cox • Anthony Crossman • Yvette Dreher • Joan Elias • Carole Fairbairn • Colin Fairbairn • Thomas Fairbairn • Samantha Archer Fayet • Ruby Rose Fayet • Roy Fitzsimmons • Susan Ford • Terence Ford • Kevin Forkan • Sandra Forkan • Tracy Fourès • Christian Fourès • Alexander Fourès • Dinah Fryer • Deborah Garlick • Heather Gill • Ilse Gotthiener • Iain Haggart • Carol Hall • Michael Hall • Roger Hankinson • Peter Harrison • Claire Hickman • David Hickman • Yolanda Ho • Annie Hofton • John Hofton • Audrey Holland • Jane Holland • Lucy Holland • John Hoy • Robert Hoy • David Hoy • Kate Hoy • Jonathan Hughes • James Hurren • Clare Jackson • Rebecca Johnston • Lisa Jones • Charlotte Jones • Connor Keightley • Susan Kennedy • Robert Kennedy • Chi Kwan • Alan Lai • Cynthia Lam • Veronica Lam • Kin Lam • Marco Lam • Justin Ledingham • Eileen Lee • Dominic Stephenson • Keith Lester • Amanda Britton • Adrian Lester • Michele Leung • Sai Leung • John Levett • Mary-Pat Levett • Nikhil Lissenburgh • Vikram Lissenburgh • Stephen Lissenburgh • Robert Little • Barry Lloyd-Jones • Michael Long • Chi Lo • Yam Lo • Amanda Lowe • Colleen Macdonald • Sally Macgill • Alice Macgill • Nicholas Mackenzie-Charrington • Stephen Magson • Lisa May • Kevin McCarthy • Matthew McComish • Christopher McGlynn • Carmela McGowan • Millie McGowan • Tia McGowan • Barbara McTaggart • Andrew McLeish • Natalie McLeish • Nova Mills • Loretta Morin • Robin Needham • Philip Nicholas • David Page • Taylor Howard • Mason Howard • Isabella Peatfield • Hannah Perry • Luke Puddy • Hannah Pyatt • Pauline Pyke • Rachel Quinn • Peter Rage • Pippa Rea • Holly Riddle • Parvin Rieu • Robert Rowbottom • Michael Scott • Stuart Shields • Kithmini Silva • Piers Simon • Charlie Smith-O’Reilly • Jennifer Solomons • Craig Stanley • Simon Stannard • Jeremy Stephens • Steve Stubbs • Joyce Sunderland • Seán Sweetman • Hong Tan • Sharleen Tan • Barry Tims
 • Michael Trickett • David Watson • Benjamin Watts • Ian Webster • Peter Weston • Robert Whymant • Louise Willgrass • Jane Williams