Le Touret Memorial

The Le Touret Memorial is in the grounds of the Le Touret cemetery at Festubert. It commemorates 13,479 British soldiers who fell in the fighting from October 1914 until 24th September 1915.
This period covers the following actions :
The Battle of La Bassée: 10th October - 2nd November 1914
The Defence of Festubert & Givenchy: November-December 1914
Cuinchy & First Givenchy: January-March 1915
Neuve Chapelle: 10th-13th March 1915
Aubers Ridge: 9th May 1915
Festubert: 15th-25th May 1915
Givenchy: June-September 1915

The entrance bears this inscription : "To the Glory of God and in memory of 13,482 British officers and Men who fell fighting in this neighbourhood from October 1914 to September 1915 whose names are here recorded but to whom the fortune of war denied the known and honoured burial given to their comrades in death"

Men with Lewisham connections whose names appear on the memorial :

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