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Monument au Sous-Lieutenant Jacques Defrasse

Monument to the dead (AIX-NOULETTE)

Next to the road which runs from Souchez to Aix-Noulette stand a couple of simple monuments to commemorate the lives of two young officers who were killed one month apart in the attack on Saules Trench. Jacques Defrasse, 23, and Jean Léon, 22, represent those who died in the assaults on Lorette Spur and Vimy Ridge which took place in May and June 1915. In total, the French Army lost 102,000 soldiers during the Second Battle of Artois.