Nord-Pas de Calais - Créateurs d'horizons

Eglise et Monument aux Morts de Steenwerck

Historic place (STEENWERCK)

The reconstruction of Steenwerck is exemplified by its spectacular war memorial and Romano-Byzantine church. Up to the spring of 1918 the village was defended by the British Army, mostly Australians and New Zealanders. Many of them now rest in Trois Arbres Military Cemetery, including soldier John King who was shot for desertion in August 1917. In 2007 a New Zealand delegation visited his grave to remove the dishonour of his 'unfair' execution.