Country France
Region Nord
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Casualties from First World War

On an elevated terrace in Louverval Military Cemetery in Louveral, France, stands the Cambrai Memorial. It commemorates more than 7,000 servicemen from Britain and South Africa who died in the Battle of Cambrai whose graves are not known.

On 20 November 1917, the British Third Army launched an attack towards Cambrai. The method of assault was new, with no preliminary artillery bombardment. Instead, a large number of tanks were used in significant force.

key features

  • Cambrai memorial stands on an elevated terrace in Louverval Military Cemetery in France
  • The memorial commemorates those who died in the Battle of Cambrai in November and December 1917
  • It was designed by Harold Chalton Bradshaw with sculpture by Charles Sargeant Jagger
  • It was unveiled on 4 August 1930, the same hour on the same day as the memorials at Le Touret, Vis-en-Artois and Pozieres in France

History

The memorial holds the names of seven recipients of the Victoria Cross.

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Visit

The cemetery is Just south of the town of Souchez and 11.4 km north of the centre of Arras. It is open every day.

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