4th November 1918
Vis en Artois Memorial
Vis en Artois Memorial
Country: France
Locality: Pas de Calais
Identified Casualties: 9837
Cemetery Gallery is here

4th November 1918 Casualties

AITKEN, H R, Private, 65412', 10th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers
BARR, B, Private, '45840', 8th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
BATEMAN, H E, Private, '20703', 6th Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment
BIGNALL, W R, Private, 'G/39460', 7th Bn. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
BLACKBURN, R, Private, '52000', 9th Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
BOND, W S, Private, '75270', 14th Bn. Welsh Regiment
BOOTH, W, Private, '10800', 12th (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Bn Manchester Regiment
BRITTLE, A R, Private, '45846', 8th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
BROPHY, D, Private, '33589', 12th (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Bn Manchester Regiment
COCKRAM, R, Private, '52183', 9th Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
COSGROVE, E J, Private, '23092', 10th Bn. South Wales Borderers
CROUCHER, J W, Private, '35560', 9th Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
DAVIS, S E, Private, 'T/203632', 7th Bn. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
DAWSON, L, Private, '41330', 6th Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment
EASTHOPE, E, Private, '27381', 8th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
GARSIDE, J S, Private, '47657', 14th Bn. Welsh Regiment
HAWES, J J, Private, '35923', 7th (West. and Cumb. Yeomanry) Bn Border Regiment
HOLMES, F J, Private, '50197', 10th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers
HOOTON, R T, Private, '65625', 10th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers
JACQUES, J, Private, '44783', 7th Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment
KIRK, H, Private, '34947', 9th Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
LAWLEY, F, Private, '6577', 10th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers
LOCKWOOD, R, Private, '33629', 10th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers
PATCHETT, F, Private, '242404', 9th Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
RATCLIFFE, S E, Private, '48126', 10th Bn. South Wales Borderers
ROBERTS, W H, Private, '94469', 2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
ROBSON, T C, Private, '14649', 7th (West. and Cumb. Yeomanry) Bn Border Regiment
SHARP, C H, Private, '44642', 8th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
TEDHAM, R R, Private, 'G/27297', 7th Bn. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
VERRALL, H F, Serjeant, '40595', 6th Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment
WATKINS, C, Private, '88702', 13th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
WRIGHT, H, Private, '24497', 10th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers

5th November 1918 Casualties

CARTLEDGE, H, Private, '30841', 7th Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment


Location Information
Vis-en-Artois and Haucourt are villages on the straight main road from Arras to Cambrai about 10 kilometres south-east of Arras.
The Memorial is the back drop to the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, which is west of Haucourt on the north side of the main road.

Visiting Information
The Panel Numbers quoted at the end of each entry relate to the panels dedicated to the Regiment served with. In some instances where a casualty is recorded as attached to another Regiment, his name may alternatively appear within their Regimental Panels. Please refer to the on-site Memorial Register Introduction to determine the alternative panel numbers if you do not find the name within the quoted Panels.

Historical Information
This Memorial bears the names of over 9,000 men who fell in the period from 8 August 1918 to the date of the Armistice in the Advance to Victory in Picardy and Artois, between the Somme and Loos, and who have no known grave. They belonged to the forces of Great Britain and Ireland and South Africa; the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand forces being commemorated on other memorials to the missing.

The Memorial consists of a screen wall in three parts. The middle part of the screen wall is concave and carries stone panels on which names are carved. It is 26 feet high flanked by pylons 70 feet high. The Stone of Remembrance stands exactly between the pylons and behind it, in the middle of the screen, is a group in relief representing St George and the Dragon. The flanking parts of the screen wall are also curved and carry stone panels carved with names. Each of them forms the back of a roofed colonnade; and at the far end of each is a small building.

The memorial was designed by J.R. Truelove, with sculpture by Ernest Gillick. It was unveiled by the Rt. Hon. Thomas Shaw on 4 August 1930.

Information obtained from the Commonwealth Graves Commision here.