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Monument à la Gloire de la Division Barbot

Monument to the dead (SOUCHEZ)

The remarkable bronze statue on the monument dedicated to 'glory of the Barbot Division' is the effigy of General Ernest Barbot whose bravery and humanity acquired him the reputation of 'a good knight' among the French ranks. In October 1914, at the head of the 77th Infantry Division, he also gained the sobriquet the 'Saviour of Arras'. He was fatally wounded during the Second Battle of Arras, in fighting near Souchez on 10 May 1915. He is buried on Lorette Spur in a common, soldier's grave.