Arras Memorial

Pas de Calais, France

This composite picture shows the Arras memorial which is in the Faubourg-d’Amiens Cemetery in the western part of the town of Arras. It commemorates almost 35,000 casualties of the British, New Zealand and South African Forces who died between Spring 1916 and 7th August 1918, with the exception of casualties of the Battle of Cambrai in 1917, and who have no known grave.
The design by Sir Edward Lutyens, consists of a cloister built up on Doric columns and faces west. In the broader part of the site the colonnade returns to form a recessed and open court, terminated by an apse in front of which is the Arras Flying Services Memorial.
The names of casualties are carved on stone panels which are fixed to the cloister walls.
On the wall outside the memorial is the inscription

HERE ARE RECORDED
THE NAMES OF
35942 OFFICERS
AND MEN OF
THE FORCES OF
THE BRITISH EMPIRE
WHO FELL IN THE
BATTLES OF ARRAS
OR IN AIR OPERATIONS
ABOVE THE WESTERN FRONT
AND WHO HAVE
NO KNOWN GRAVE


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