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Pozieres Memorial, Pozieres

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The Pozières Memorial is a World War I memorial, located near the commune of Pozières, in the Somme department of France, and unveiled in August 1930. It lists the names of 14,657 British and South African soldiers of the Fifth and Fourth Armies with no known grave who were killed between 21 March 1918 and 7 August 1918, during the German advance known as the Spring Offensive (21 March–18 July), and the period of Allied consolidation and recovery that followed. The final date is determined by the start of the period known as the Advance to Victory on 8 August.
The memorial forms the perimeter walls of a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery, which principally contains the bodies of men killed during the Battle of Pozières and the Battle of the Somme in 1916.
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  • We were there on a cold day with chilling winds blowing. The place is well maintained and looked after, but with overcast skies and the wind and quiet - depressing to think of all the young wasted... 
    We were there on a cold day with chilling winds blowing. The place is well maintained and looked after, but with overcast skies and the wind and quiet - depressing to think of all the young wasted...  more »
  • Very well kept but so, so sad walking down the rows to see the ages of the young soldiers that died. It is good to see that they are still remembered for their bravery. 
    Very well kept but so, so sad walking down the rows to see the ages of the young soldiers that died. It is good to see that they are still remembered for their bravery.  more »
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  • A must visit when touring the Somme battlefield or just passing by. Only a 5 minute drive from Thiepval memorial , Ulster Tower and Lochnagar crater.
  • Stunning memorial commemorating more than 14,000 of the missing, the men of the British Empire who fell in the Somme area between March and August 1918. Casualties of the German Spring Offensive and subsequent battles who have no known grave. The memorial stands in open countryside, about a kilometre west of Pozières on the Bethune road. The front wall of the memorial is in an arcade style with an imposing gateway. The remaining three sides hold the panels containing the names of the missing. Enclosed within the four walls is the Pozières British Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 2,700 men, many of them from the original Somme battlefields dating from 1916.

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