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France: British Memorial to the Missing, La Ferté-sous-Jouarre

Architect: George Hartley Goldsmith
Owners: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Location: La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, Marne Valley, France

This lesser known Memorial to the Missing is situated on the south side of La Ferté-sous-Jouarre in the Marne Valley, next to the bridge across the river. Unveiled in 1928, this slightly grandiose but rather conventional Classical design, flanked by free-standing piers with urns, commemorates 3,888 missing from the campaigns of 1914. It is the work of George Hartley Goldsmith, who had worked for Lutyens before the war and who, as an Assistant Architect with the I.W.G.C., had been the executive architect for many of Lutyens’s war cemeteries in France.

Gavin Stamp

Commonwealth War Graves Commission 

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