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France
Soissons
Aisne

Picardie

Rue de la Bannière

Monument aux Morts Britanniques 1914-18

War Memorial for the British Army 1914-18

Eric Kennington
1928

Soissons /  Monument aux Morts Britanniques 1914-18   Soissons /  Monument aux Morts Britanniques 1914-18

Description

Large stone monument showing a wall with almost 4,000 names. In front of the wall a column with three soldiers at the foot.

Inscription(s)

1914 - AUX ARMEES FRANÇAISES ET BRITANNIQUES - 1918
L'EMPIRE BRITANNIQUE RECONNAISSANT

quand les armees
françaises arrêtaient
et repoussaient l'ennemi
sur l'aisne et la marne
de mai a juillet 1918 les
8me, 15me, 19me, 21me, 25me, 34me, 50me
51me, et 62me divisions des
armées britanniques
combattaient a leurs
cotés eet prenaient leur
part du commun sacrifice
ici sont gravés les noms
de 3987 officiers et
soldats de ces divisions
auxquels la fortune de
la guerre a refusé une
sépulture connue et les
honneurs rendus a leurs
camarades dans la mort
when the french armies
held and drove back the
enemy from the aisne and
the marne between may
and july 1918 the 8th, 15th, 19th
21st, 25th, 34th, 50th, 51st and 62nd
divisions of the british
armies served in the line
with them and shared
the common sacrifice
here are recorded the
names of 3987 officers
and men of those
divisions to whom the
fortune of war denied
the known and honoured
burial given to their
comrades in death

Annotation

The Soissons Memorial commemorates almost 4,000 officers and men who died during the Battles of the Aisne and the Marne in 1918 and who have no known grave. The memorial, designed by G.H. Holt and V.O. Rees with sculpture by Eric Kennington, was unveiled in 1928.

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Location (N 49°22'51" - E 3°19'44")

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