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Loos Memorial

Loos Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Cross of Sacrifice of the memorial in the background
For British and Commonwealth forces
Unveiled 4 August 1930
Location 50°27′37.98″N 02°46′17.05″E / 50.4605500°N 2.7714028°E / 50.4605500; 2.7714028Coordinates: 50°27′37.98″N 02°46′17.05″E / 50.4605500°N 2.7714028°E / 50.4605500; 2.7714028

Designed by Sir Herbert Baker (architect)
Sir Charles Wheeler (sculptor)
To the glory of God and in memory of 20,598 officers and men of the forces of the British Empire who fell in the Battles of Loos and Béthune and other actions in this neighbourhood, whose names are here recorded but to whom the fortunes of war denied the known and honoured burial given to their comrades in death.[1]
Statistics source: Cemetery register: CWGC.

The Loos Memorial is a World War I memorial forming the sides and rear of Dud Corner Cemetery, located near the commune of Loos-en-Gohelle, in the Pas-de-Calais département of France. The memorial lists 20,610 names of British and Commonwealth soldiers with no known grave who were killed in the area during and after the Battle of Loos, which started on 25 September 1915. This memorial covers the same sector of the front as the Le Touret Memorial, with each memorial commemorating the dead either side of the date of the start of the Battle of Loos.

Designed by Sir Herbert Baker, the sculptures were by Sir Charles Wheeler. The memorial was unveiled on 4 August 1930 by Sir Nevil Macready. General Macready served as Adjutant-General of the British Expeditionary Force from the outbreak of the war to February 1916, and then served as Adjutant-General to the Forces until a few months before the end of the war.

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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission details of the Loos Memorial
  • Set of pictures of the cemetery and memorial
  • Description and some history of the cemetery and memorial

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