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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1916/10/28 J R R Tolkien English Officer From July to October, JRR Tolkien serves as Battalion Signaling Officer to the 11th Battalion of The Lancashire Fusiliers. His unit fights in the Battle of Thiepval Ridge (26-28 Sept 1916) and the capture of Regina Trench (1 Oct to 11 Nov 1916). Battle of the Somme
1916/11/18 After 141 days, the Battle of the Somme ends. The official number of British dead, missing or wounded during that period is 419, 654. 72,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who died with no known graves are recorded on the British memorial at Thiepval. Battle of the Somme
1932/08/00 Saki In Memoriam Hector Hugh Munro has no known grave. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 8C 9A and 16A of the Thiepval Memorial.
1932/08/01 Edwin Lutyens Architect Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and built between 1928 and 1932, the Thiepval Memorial is unveiled by Edward, Prince of Wales. Battle of the Somme

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Particulars for Memorial to the Missing of the Somme:
Area of Significance Architecture
Area of Significance Landscape Architecture
Sociology Memorial
Area of Significance Military
Object type Monument
Material Portland Stone
Sight Category Structure




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