Adjacent to the Fort St. George on the south is the War Memorial, which housed the coastal battery and was formerly called 'Cupid's Bow�. The Memorial honours those who laid down their lives for their country since the First World War. It is situated on the Marina beach road. It was constructed to commemorate the victory of the allied armies during World War I (1914-1918) and later became the victory war memorial for the World War II (1939-1945) in the memory of those from Chennai presidency who lost their lives serving the nation.
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