Shot at Dawn Memorial

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The memorial portrays a young British soldier blindfolded and tied to a stake ready to be shot by a firing squad. The memorial was modelled on the likeness of 17-year-old Private Herbert Burden, who lied about his age to enlist in the armed forces and was later shot for desertion. It is surrounded by a semicircle of stakes on which are listed the names of every soldier executed in this fashion. These include:

  • Private John Abigail, 8/Norfolk Regiment
  • Private George Ainley, 1st/4th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
  • Private James Archibald, 17th Battalion, Royal Scots
  • Lance Sergeant H. Ashton, 11th Battalion, Cameronians
  • Private William Baker, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
  • Rifleman R. L Barker, 6th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
  • Private Joseph Bateman, 2/South Staffs Regiment
  • Sapper Robert Bell, 123 Field Company, Royal Engineers
  • Private J. Bennett, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment
  • Private D. J. Blakemore, 8th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment
  • Private Albert Botfield, 9th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment
  • Private William Bowerman, 1/East Surrey Regiment
  • Private Thomas Brigham, 1/10th Battalion, Manchester Regiment
  • Private C. Britton, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
  • Private F. Broadrick, 11th Battalion, Warwickshire Regiment
  • Private A. Brown, 10th Battalion, Black Watch
  • Private Archibald Browne, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment
  • Private Herbert Francis Burden, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers
  • Private Robert Burton, 6th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment
  • Private J. Byers, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Private Herbert H. Chase, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers
  • Rifleman F. W. Cheeseman, 18th Kings Royal Rifle Corps
  • Private G. E. Collins, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
  • Private J. Crampton, 9th Battalion, Yorks & Lancs Regiment
  • Rifleman James Crozier. 9th Battalion, The Royal Irish Rifles
  • Private J. J. Daly, 1st Battalion, Connaught Rangers
  • Private Edward Delargy, 1st/8th Battalion, Royal Scots
  • Private Thomas Docherty, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
  • Rifleman Thomas Donovan, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps
  • Private Walter Dossett, 1st/4th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
  • Private Thomas Downey, 6th Leinster Regiment
  • Private Thomas Downing, 6th South Lancashire Regiment
  • Sub Lieutenant Edwin Dyett, Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division
  • Private A. Evans, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Private Alfred E. Eveleigh, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
  • Private G. Everill, 1st Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment
  • Private Harry Farr, 1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment
  • Private Ernest Fellows, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment
  • Lance Corporal J. S. V. Fox, 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment, attached 3rd Division Cyclists’ Company
  • Private A. Frafra, Gold Coast Regiment
  • Private Evan Fraser, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots
  • Private J. W. Fryer, 12th Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment
  • Private Robert Gawler, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
  • Private D. Gibson of 12th Battalion, Royal Scots
  • Lance Corporal Peter Goggins, 19th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry
  • Private F. C. Gore, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
  • Private Thomas Harris, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
  • Private Bert Hartells, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment
  • Private T. Hawkins, 7th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment (Queen’s)
  • Private Thomas Highgate, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment
  • Lance Corporal James Holland, 10th Cheshire Regiment
  • Private R. Hope, 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
  • Private Thomas Hope, 2nd Battalion, Leinster Regiment
  • Private H. Hughes, 1st/5th Battalion, Yorks and Lancs Regiment
  • Private William Hunt, 18/Manchester Regiment
  • Private William Hunter, 1/Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
  • Private J. J. Hyde, King's Royal Rifle Corps
  • Private Albert Ingham, 18/Manchester Regiment (Attd. 90th Coy. MGC)
  • Corporal Frederick Ives, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment
  • Private W. Jones, 9th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers
  • Private C. La Liberte, 3rd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force
  • Driver Alexander Lamb, 21st Battery, 2nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
  • Private Ernest Lawrence, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment
  • Private F. Loader, 1/22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
  • Private Alfred Longshaw, 18/Manchester Regiment[1][2]
  • Lance Corporal Allassan Mamprusi, Gold Coast Regiment
  • Rifleman Samuel McBride, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
  • Private Charles McColl, 1st/4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
  • Private John McFarlane, 4th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment
  • Private B. McGeehan, 1/8th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment
  • Private J. S. Michael, 10th Battalion, Cameronians
  • Private L. Mitchell, 8th Battalion, Yorks and Lancs Regiment
  • Private Thomas Lionel Moles, 54th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force
  • Private H. Morris, 6th Battalion, British West Indies Regiment
  • Private Joseph Nisbet, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment
  • Private A. Parry, 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment
  • Private Louis Phillips, 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry
  • Private Albert Henry Pitts, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
  • Second Lieutenant Eric Skeffington Poole, 11th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment
  • Corporal George Povey, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
  • Private Albert Rickman, 1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers
  • Sergeant John Robins, 5th Wiltshire Regiment
  • Private John Robinson, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment
  • Private George Ernest Roe, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
  • Private William Scotton, 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
  • Private J. Seymour, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
  • Lance Corporal Jesse Robert Short, 24th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, Tyneside Irish
  • Private W. H. Simmonds, 23rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
  • Rifleman F. N. Slade, 2/6th Battalion, London Regiment
  • Private James Smith, 17th Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment)
  • Private W. Smith, 3/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers
  • Private Victor Manson Spencer, 1st Battalion, Otago Regiment of the New Zealand Division
  • Private J. Steadman, Machine Gun Corps
  • Private R. Stevenson, 1/4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
  • Private Stanley Stewart, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Private Alfred Thompson, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment
  • Private R. T. Tite, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
  • Private Frederick Turner, 6th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers
  • Private William J. Turpie, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment
  • Sergeant J. T. Wall, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment
  • Private G. Watkins, 13th Battalion, Welsh Regiment
  • Private A. H. Westwood, East Surrey Regiment
  • Private J. H. Wilson, 4th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force
  • Private W. Wycherley, 2nd Manchester Regiment
  • Private R. Young, 11th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment