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War memorials

France: Dud Corner Cemetery & Loos Memorial to the Missing

Architect: Sir Herbert Baker
Owners: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Location: Pas-de-Calais, France

Dud Corner Cemetery was so named because of the large number of dud shells fired on the spot in the Battle of Loos, 1915. The memorial in the cemetery commemorates 20,693 Missing on the walls beside and behind the colonnades terminated by domed pavilions; most died in the Battle of Loos. It was designed by Sir Herbert Baker and the sculptor was again Charles Wheeler. The memorial was unveiled in 1930 in the presence of Kipling, whose son is listed on its walls. The cemetery contains 1,785 burials.

Gavin Stamp

Commonwealth War graves Commission 


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