Jo’s Monday Walk
Last week I left the Thiepval Memorial…
with this shot.
a view of the Anglo-French Cemetery at the Memorial.
300 French soldiers’ graves…
In that era the term ‘British Army’ covered
all member nations of the British Commonwealth.
Most of the bodies interred at Thiepval
have been reburied here
after discovery on Somme Battlefields
between December 1931 and March 1932
South Africa, as a British Empire member nation
was mentioned in several sources during
my research into this post.
High up on the walls of the memorial
these wreaths may be found.
This one refers to the Battle of Ginchy
which occurred on September 9, 1916.
Maybe this doorway lead to a stairway
to the top of the Memorial.