Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. The Le Touret Memorial commemorates over 13,400 British soldiers who were killed in this sector of the Western Front from the beginning of October 1914 to the eve of the Battle of Loos in late September 1915 and who have no known grave. The Memorial takes the form of a loggia surrounding an open rectangular court. The names of those commemorated are listed on panels set into the walls of the court and the gallery, arranged by regiment, rank and alphabetically by surname within the rank. Almost all of the men commemorated on the Memorial served with regular or territorial regiments from across the United Kingdom and were killed in actions that took place along a section of the front line that stretched from Estaires in the north to Grenay in the south. This part of the Western Front was the scene of some of the heaviest fighting of the first year of the war, including the battles of La Bassée (10 October – 2 November 1914), Neuve Chapelle (10 – 12 March 1915), Aubers Ridge (9 – 10 May 1915), and Festubert (15 – 25 May 1915). Soldiers serving with Indian and Canadian units who were killed in this sector in 1914 and ’15 whose remains were never identified are commemorated on the Neuve Chapelle and Vimy memorials, while those who fell during the northern pincer attack at the Battle of Aubers Ridge are commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial.

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    Born 1887

    Died 1914

    British Army 7016 Private Wiltshire Regiment 1st Battalion

    British Army 7016 Private Wiltshire Regiment 1st.Battalion.

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    Died 1915

    British Army 7681 Private Attached Royal Scots 8th Battalion

    British Army 7681 Private Highland Light Infantry 8th (Lanark) Battalion (Territorial).

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    Born 1883

    Died 1914

    British Army Captain Highland Light Infantry 1st Battalion

  • Born 1881

    Died 1915

    British Army R5810 Rifleman King's Royal Rifle Corps 2nd Battalion

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    Died 1915

    British Army 8133 Private Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Battalion

    British Army 8133 Private Royal Highlanders 1st Battalion

  • Profile picture for Philip Butler

    Born 1893

    Died 1914

    British Army 4391 Private Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion

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    Born 1892

    Died 1915

    British Army Lieutenant Gordon Highlanders 5th Battalion

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    Born 1886

    Died 1914

    British Army 7944 Private 2nd Royal Irish Fusiliers

    British Army 7944 Rifleman Royal Irish Rifles 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for John William Montague Cross

    Born 1890

    Died 1914

    British Army 9061 Private Dorsetshire Regiment

    British Army 9061 Private Dorsetshire Regiment 1st Battalion

  • Born 1884

    Died 1915

    British Army 48 Serjeant Liverpool Regiment 5th Battalion

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    Died 1915

    British Army 5558 Private Irish Guards 1st Battalion

  • Born 1881

    Died 1915

    British Army 2nd Lieutenant Liverpool Regiment

    British Army Lieutenant Liverpool Regiment

    British Army Adjutant King's (Liverpool Regiment) Special Reserve

  • Born 1893

    Died 1915

    British Army 5727 Private Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1st Battalion

  • Profile picture for John Fraser

    Born 1888

    Died 1915

    British Army 1116 Private Gordon Highlanders 1/6th gordon highland Battalion

    British Army 1116 Serjeant Gordon Highlanders

    British Army 1116 Acting Serjeant Gordon Highlanders 6th Battalion

  • Born 1870

    Died 1915

    British Army 2nd Lieutenant Manchester Regiment

    Indian Army 2nd Lieutenant 16th Rajputs

    Indian Army Lieutenant Indian Staff Corps

  • Profile picture for George Henry Gray

    Born 1881

    Died 1915

    British Army R5819 Private King's Royal Rifle Corps 2nd Battalion

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    Born 1893

    Died 1915

    British Army 2686 Private Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

    British Army 2686 Private The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1/4th battalion

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    Born 1889

    Died 1915

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Scots Fusiliers 3rd Battalion

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Scots Fusiliers 3rd Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for John Grant

    Born 1890

    Died 1915

    British Army 6855 Private Scots Guards

    British Army 6855 Lance Corporal Scots Guards 1st Battalion

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    Born 1882

    Died 1915

    British Army 8191 Private Yorkshire Regiment

    British Army 8191 Acting Corporal Yorkshire Regiment

    British Army 8191 Corporal Yorkshire Regiment