Soissons Memorial

Soissons, France

The Soissons Memorial is a World War I memorial located in the town of Soissons. The memorial lists 3,887 names of British soldiers with no known grave who were killed in the area from May to August 1918 during the German spring offensive. The battles fought by those commemorated here include the Third Battle of the Aisne and the Second Battle of the Marne.

This is a free-standing memorial (one without an associated cemetery) constructed in Portland stone. It was designed by G. H. Holt and V. O. Rees with sculpture by Eric Kennington. The memorial was unveiled on 22 July 1928 by Sir Alexander Hamilton-Gordon. Hamilton-Gordon was a general in World War I, commanding IX Corps from 1916 onwards, and was commander of this corps during the Third Battle of the Aisne, which is commemorated here.

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Founded: 1928
Category: Statues in France

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Elizabeth Jackson (4 years ago)
A sad tribute to the hundreds of men who have no known grave. You need to phone up to get a code to open the gate, if your French isn't up to much, don't be worried about this, I spoke to a lovely lady, Muriel, who was really helpful.
Paul Elsden (5 years ago)
A memorial to British soldiers who died defending Soissons. The memorial is of high quality, but when I went, was in need of TLC.
M Farrar (5 years ago)
Don't forget the code to enter. A very good memorial to the missing.
Deirdre Speed (6 years ago)
Visited on the 100th anniversary of my great uncle's death.
Sabrina Welsh-Morris (6 years ago)
Visited on a Saturday all the way from Somerset England to find it was closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Such a shame as I was really looking forwards to seeing my great grandads name on the memorial. The memorial looks very well looked after.
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