Nord-Pas de Calais - Créateurs d'horizons

Le Touret Military Cemetery and Memorial

Military cemetery (RICHEBOURG)

The impressive covered galleries and colonnades of the Le Touret Memorial occupy the eastern side of Le Touret Military Cemetery. The memorial bears the names of 13,482 British officers and men who fell in fighting in the neighbourhood from October 1914 to September 1915 and 'to whom the fortune of war denied the known and honoured burial given to their comrades in death'. A fitting monument to the tens of thousands who fell on the Forgotten Front between the Lys River and the town of La Bassée.