Country France
Region Pas de Calais
Total identified casualties 34848 Find these records
Casualties from First World War

At the entrance to the Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery in France stands the Arras Memorial. The memorial commemorates nearly 35,000 soldiers of the British, South African and New Zealand forces with no known grave. Most of those commemorated were killed in the Battle of Arras, fought between 9 April and 16 May 1917.

key features

  • The memorial was unveiled on 31 July 1932. The ceremony was scheduled for 15 May, but postponed due to the sudden death of French President Paul Doumer
  • The memorial was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens with sculpture by Sir William Reid Dick
  • The memorial commemorates nearly 35,000 soldiers of the British, South African and New Zealand forces with no known grave
  • Most of those commemorated were killed in the Battle of Arras which was fought between 9 April and 16 May 1917

History

Most of those commemorated here were killed in the Battle of Arras, fought between 9 April and 16 May 1917.

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Visit

The cemetery and memorial are open every day. There is parking available at the memorial and there is also a large public car park close by.

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