La Ferte-sous-Jouarre is a small town, 66 kilometres to the east of Paris, which was the main area of operations for the British during the First Battle of the Marne in September 1914.
The La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial commemorates nearly 4,000 officers and men of the British Expeditionary Force who died in August, September and the early part of October 1914 and who have no known grave. The Memorial is situated in a small park on the south-western edge of the town, on the south bank of the River Marne, just off the main road to Paris. The monument consists of a rectangular block of stone, 62 feet by 30 feet and 24 feet high, with the names of the dead engraved on stone panels on all sides of the monument. The monument is surmounted by a sarcophagus and a trophy carved in stone. At the four corners of the pavement are stone piers with urns, carved with the coats of arms of the Empire
GPS Coordinates: 48.94355, 3.12397
- Added: 4 Nov 2005
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2157364
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