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 Loos Cemetery, Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, France


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Latitude: 50.47032009105066, Longitude: 2.7522897720336914

Notes:
Dud Corner Cemetery stands almost on the site of a German strong point, the Lens Road Redoubt, captured by the 15th (Scottish) Division on the first day of the battle. The name "Dud Corner" is believed to be due to the large number of unexploded enemy shells found in the neighbourhood after the Armistice. The Loos Memorial forms the sides and back of Dud Corner Cemetery, and commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay. On either side of the cemetery is a wall 15 feet high, to which are fixed tablets on which are carved the names of those commemorated. At the back are four small circular courts, open to the sky, in which the lines of tablets are continued, and between these courts are three semicircular walls or apses, two of which carry tablets, while on the centre apse is erected the Cross of Sacrifice. The memorial was designed by Sir Herbert Baker with sculpture by Charles Wheeler. It was unveiled by Sir Nevil Macready on 4 August 1930.


Cemetery Photos

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CWGC Commemoration: LANGABEER, Richard Ernest (1915)
CWGC Commemoration: LANGABEER, Richard Ernest (1915)
Serviceman 524, Richard was a Private serving with the 1st Battalion, the Welsh Guards in France & Flanders. He was Killed in Action. 
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CWGC Commemoration: LANGABEER, William (1915)
CWGC Commemoration: LANGABEER, William (1915)
This certificate commemorates the death of William who was killed in action in France on 25 September 1915.