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Grévillers British Cemetery; Photo © John East

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France: Grévillers British Cemetery, Bapaume

Architect: Sir Edwin Lutyens
Owners: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Location: Pas-de-Calais, France

Unlike the Australians, the Canadians and South Africans, the government of New Zealand decided not to commemorate the country’s missing on one large memorial but to erect a series of smaller memorials in different cemeteries. There are seven monuments in total, of which Grévillers is one. The war cemetery at Grévillers commemorates 455 New Zealanders who disappeared near here in 1917 and 1918. Lutyens with G.H. Goldsmith as Assistant Architect designed this memorial, a triumphal arch in the Arch of Constantine Style, together with the cemetery. The cemetery contains 2,086 burials.

Gavin Stamp

Commonwealth War Graves Commission 

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