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War memorials

France: Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery & Memorial to the Missing

Architect: J.R.Truelove
Owners: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Location: Pas-de-Calais, France

As at Le Touret, this memorial was won in competition by J.R. Truelove in 1928 and unveiled in 1930. This one, however, is more like Lutyens in style, with the twin tall Cenotaph-like pylons between the curving colonnades. The sculptor was Ernest Gillick. The cemetery contains 2,339 burials and the memorial commemorates 9,903 missing British soldiers who died in the final advance in this area in 1918.

Gavin Stamp

Commonwealth War Graves Commission 

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