Cambrai Memorial to the Missing

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Cambrai Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Relief on Cambrai Memorial (detail)
For soldiers missing in the area during World War I
Unveiled 4 August 1930
Location 50°8′12″N 3°0′55″E / 50.13667°N 3.01528°E / 50.13667; 3.01528Coordinates: 50°8′12″N 3°0′55″E / 50.13667°N 3.01528°E / 50.13667; 3.01528
near Doignies, France
Designed by H Chalton Bradshaw
To the Glory of God and to the enduring memory of 7048 Officers and Men of the forces of the British Empire who fell at the Battle of Cambrai 20 Nov—3 Dec 1917 but who have no known grave. Their names are here recorded.
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The Cambrai Memorial to the Missing (sometimes referred to as the Louverval Memorial)[1] is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) memorial for the missing soldiers of World War I who fought in the Battle of Cambrai on the Western Front.[2]

Foundation[edit]

The memorial stands at one end of Louverval Military Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, which was founded by Commonwealth troops in April 1917 on the site of Louverval Chateau[3] in northern France.

The memorial lists the 7,048[4] missing soldiers of the United Kingdom and South Africa who died at the Battle of Cambrai and have no known graves.[5]

The memorial was designed by H Chalton Bradshaw, who also designed the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing in Belgium,[6] with sculpture by Charles Sargeant Jagger.[2]

It was unveiled on 4 August 1930 by Lieutenant-General Sir Louis Ridley Vaughan.

Notable names[edit]

The memorial holds the names of seven recipients of the Victoria Cross who have no known grave.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1914-1918.net, accessed 28 December 2007
  2. ^ a b Commonwealth War Graves Commission, accessed 28 December 2007
  3. ^ Commonwealth War Graves Commission, accessed 28 December 2007
  4. ^ ww1battlefields.co.uk, accessed 28 December 2007
  5. ^ Malvern Remembers, accessed 28 December 2007)
  6. ^ Commonwealth War Graves Commission, accessed 28 December 2007
  7. ^ VictoriaCross.org.uk, accessed 28 December 2007

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