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Review: Le Touret Memorial

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Le Touret, France

War graves

  • By SilverTraveller dash

    2 reviews

  • July 2016
  • Adult family

137 people found this review helpful

It had been on my bucket list but I have now been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit my grandfathers grave in France. He was killed at the Battle of the Somme. The visit was made more poignant as the visit was 100 years to the day that he died and I was accompanied by my brother and niece. The graveyard is in a tiny hamlet and contains around 300 graves but is in immaculate condition and well worth the visit. It is obviously just a very small percentage of those who died in the First World War but the emotion of the day made me think of the devastated lives of families. My mother was just 16 months old when her father died but the grave next to my grandfathers was of an 18 year old who had only just begun his life and is unlikely to have any descendants.

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  • ESW
    about 5 years ago
    Thank you for the information. I much prefer to go by myself too, especially on an emotional occasion like this.
  • dash
    about 5 years ago
    In reply to ESW we organised the trip ourselves. We drove to Dover then went by ferry to Calais and stayed in Bruges and Lille.
  • ESW
    over 5 years ago
    I was lucky as my grandfather survived the war but died a couple of years after he'd returned home. I went to see his grave in Saskatchewan and it was a moving experience.

    Did you organise this trip yourself, or did you go with an organised group and if so who?