Memorials

     

During her War Graves service after the war, Ada witnessed the unveiling of several significant memorials in north eastern France, and brought home many photographs.

During our discussions with the CWGC in France we discovered they had no pictures of some of these events. Whilst in the area we photographed some of the memorials as they are now.

It can be seen that they, like the CWGC cemeteries, have stood the test of time as they still look the same as they did almost 90 years ago, despite changes in their surroundings.

Monchey-le-Preux
Monchey-le-Preux

37th Division Memorial
at Monchy-le-Preux, near Arras.

Ada is in the centre. The young girl on the left is wearing goggles so it appears that all three plus, the pet dog, travelled from Arras on a motorcycle combination.

The memorial is on a raised bank alongside a road through the village. It is well cared for and in pristine condition.
Point du Jour

Point du Jour

Point du Jour

62nd (West Riding) Division  Memorial in 2007

Memorial to the 9th (Scottish) Division
at Point du Jour, near Arras, on the day of its unveiling on Sunday 9th April 1922

"Remember with honour the 9th Scottish Division who on the fields of France and Flanders 1915-1918 served well"

The Memorial in April 2007 after relocation

In 2006 the memorial was moved from its inconvenient position on the central reservation of the busy D50 Arras-Douai main road.

It is now adjacent to Point-du-Jour Military Cemetery sharing access and car park. Access by road is from the village of Athies.

62nd (West Riding) Division  Memorial

62nd (West Riding) Division  in 2007

April 2007

62nd (West Riding) Division
memorial at Havrincourt, 10 kilometres south west of Cambrai , showing Ada (left) and other Salvation Army staff after the unveiling ceremony.

The memorial is difficult to find being in a small lane leading from the village. It is not signposted.

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