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The Pozieres Memorial relates to the period of crisis in March and April 1918 when the Allied Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers across the former Somme battlefields, and the months that followed before the Advance to Victory, which began on 8 August 1918. The Memorial, which encloses Pozieres British Cemetery, commemorates more than 14,000 casualties of the United Kingdom and 300 of the South African Forces who have no known grave and who died on the Somme from 21 March to 7 August 1918. The memorial and cemetery were designed by W H Cowlishaw, with sculpture by Laurence A Turner.

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A picture from my trip today
By John Stokes on Sunday 10th September '17 at 7:08pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
 

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.
Today we remember Charles Porter of Ryhall. He died of his #ww1 injuries 100 years ago today. He enlisted in May 19… https://t.co/k3y6m7ERa3 9:35 AM Dec 9th

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