Thiepval Memorial

The industrial scale, savage conditions and nature of warfare during the Great War meant that many bodies were simply unable to be located. Thousands upon thousands were registered as Missing in Action but known to be dead. Some bodies were simply unidentifiable. For these reasons the Commission recognised the need for memorials to register and recognise the contributions of those soldiers and sailors who simply would never be found. The largest of these memorials was the Thiepval Memorial carrying the names of over 72,000 from the various campaigns along the River Somme. The Memorial stands at over 45 metres and was designed by Sir Edward Lutyens.

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