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Visiting our Sites

Our cemeteries and memorials are evocative and moving settings to experience the battlefields and reflect on the experiences and sacrifices of those we commemorate.

Most have a Register Box, often located within a shelter building, which contains a register listing the names of those buried or commemorated, a plan of the site and a Visitors' Book. Please feel free to leave a personal message.

A common architectural focal point is the Cross of Sacrifice. Designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield, this reflects the faith of the majority and recognises, through the bronze sword attached to the cross, their military service.

In our larger sites you will find a Stone of Remembrance. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, this secular 'altar' is inscribed with words chosen by Rudyard Kipling: 'Their Name Liveth for Evermore.'

The nature of the fighting here meant that many could not be recovered until after the war was over, more than three years later. The graves of those who could not be identified bear the inscription 'Known Unto God', and their names are inscribed on the Loos Memorial at Dud Corner Cemetery.