This memorial is dedicated to Able Seaman
Colin Grazier of Two Gates, Tamworth, who
gave his life recovering vital Enigma codes
from a sinking German U-boat.
His extraordinary bravery, together with that
of Lt Tony Fasson and Tommy Brown (all
of HMS Petard) changed the course of WWII,
saving countless lives worldwide.
While undoubtedly one of the world's
greatest war heroes, Grazier was also one
of the least known. Details of his actions
remained secret for decades, depriving him
of the true recognition he so richly deserved.
This tribute was erected in the Year 2002
following a campaign in the Tamworth
Herald which attracted worldwide interest.
It was made possible with the support of
local ex-service and civic organisations.
Erected in memory of all Tamworth
people who died for their country