Allen Gittens

Male 1898 - 1918  (~ 20 years)


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  • Name Allen Gittens  [1, 2
    Born Jun 1898  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Birth Date : Jun 1898
      District Name : Newport Sh.
      Flag : 1
      Volume : 6a
      Page : 728
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1918  Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL
      Pas de Calais France, VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France, Country:
      France
      Locality:
      Pas de Calais
      Identified Casualties:
      9823
      Location Information
      Vis-en-Artois and Haucourt are villages on the straight main road from Arras to Cambrai about 10 kilometres south-east of Arras.
      The Memorial is the back drop to the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, which is west of Haucourt on the north side of the main road.
      Visiting Information
      The Panel Numbers quoted at the end of each entry relate to the panels dedicated to the Regiment served with. In some instances where a casualty is recorded as attached to another Regiment, his name may alternatively appear within their Regimental Panels. Please refer to the on-site Memorial Register Introduction to determine the alternative panel numbers if you do not find the name within the quoted Panels.
      Historical Information
      This Memorial bears the names of over 9,000 men who fell in the period from 8 August 1918 to the date of the Armistice in the Advance to Victory in Picardy and Artois, between the Somme and Loos, and who have no known grave. They belonged to the forces of Great Britain and Ireland and South Africa; the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand forces being commemorated on other memorials to the missing.
      The Memorial consists of a screen wall in three parts. The middle part of the screen wall is concave and carries stone panels on which names are carved. It is 26 feet high flanked by pylons 70 feet high. The Stone of Remembrance stands exactly between the pylons and behind it, in the middle of the screen, is a group in relief representing St George and the Dragon. The flanking parts of the screen wall are also curved and carry stone panels carved with names. Each of them forms the back of a roofed colonnade; and at the far end of each is a small building.
      The memorial was designed by J.R. Truelove, with sculpture by Ernest Gillick. It was unveiled by the Rt. Hon. Thomas Shaw on 4 August 1930.
    Died 1 Sep 1918  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I3223  Gittens Clusters
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2017 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jun 1898 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1918 - Pas de Calais, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Sep 1918 - France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S95] FreeBMD - to be culled, The Trustees of FreeBMD (Ben Laurie, Graham Hart, Camilla von Massenbach, David Mayall and Allan Raymond), a charity registered in England and Wales, Number 1096940., (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/).

    2. [S1753] "Commonwealth War Graves Commission," database, ((http://www.cwgc.org/)).

    3. [S1755] Allen Gittens.


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