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
Unveiled4 August 1930
Location50°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
Designed byH 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.
Statistics source: Cemetery details. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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]


Louverval Memorial on 24 November 2017 shortly before a Drumhead Service by the Royal Tank Regiment marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Cambrai

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]


  1. ^ Baker, Chris (2014). "The Cambrai Operations: November-December 1917". The Long, Long Trail: The British Army of 1914-1918. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Cambrai Memorial, Louverval". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Louverval Military Cemetery, Doignies". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  4. ^ "The Cambrai Battlefields: Louverval Memorial to the Missing". World War One Battlefields. 2011. Archived from the original on 7 September 2007. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  5. ^ "CWGC Memorials". Malvern Remembers. Archived from the original on 25 December 2007. Retrieved 28 December 2007.
  6. ^ "Ploegsteert Memorial". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Names of Victoria Cross holders on the Cambrai Memorial, France". Victoria 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2015.

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