Vis-en-Artois Memorial

Detail of the Vis-en-Artois Memorial to the Missing
Entrance to the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery and Vis-en-Artois Memorial on the D939.
Entrance to the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery and Vis-en-Artois Memorial

The Vis-en-Artois Memorial commemorates 9,847 Allied officers and men who were killed in the period from 8th August 1918 to 11th November 1918. The battle period is known by the Allies as the “Advance to Victory”. This was a series of battles fought in Picardy and Artois during the last months of the war, when the Allied Forces successfully pushed the German Army eastwards as far as Mons over the Belgian border.

The men commemorated on this memorial have no known grave. They are from the Armies of Great Britain, Ireland and South Africa.

The memorial is located at the northern end of the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery. It comprises two 70 foot high pylons with the Stone of Remembrance in the centre section between them, and a wing on either side of the centre section containing the names of the fallen.

A sculpted relief of St. George and the Dragon is located on the wall behind the Stone of Remembrance.


George and the Dragon sculpted relief on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial.
George and the Dragon on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial

the Vis-en-Artois Memorial was designed by J R Truelove. The sculptures were by Ernest Gillick.


Names panels and poppy wreath on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial.
Name panels on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial

The Memorial was unveiled by the Labour politician and Secretary of State for War, the Right Honourable Thomas Shaw, CBE, at a ceremony held on 4 August 1930.

Search for Names on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial to the Missing

View of the two pylons and the Stone of Remembrance.
Vis-en-Artois Memorial

Search the “Debt of Honour” Register held by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for names inscribed on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial. Go to the CWGC website and click on the See Casualty Records button at:

Website: Vis-en-Artois Memorial

Vis-en-Artois Memorial Location

The memorial is located on the north side of the D939 Arras-Cambrai main road at Haucourt village, just to the east of Vis-en-Artois village.


The memorial is accessible to the public daily and is open at all hours.

Related Topic

The Arras Memorial commemorates 34,795 servicemen from the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand who died from the spring of 1916 until 7 August 1918, and who have no known grave.

Arras Memorial to the Missing
Arras Memorial to the Missing, Faubourg d'Amiens military cemetery.

Arras Memorial to the Missing


Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). To find out about the work of the Commission around the world, and to search for names of those commemorated in British & Commonwealth military cemeteries or memorials visit the website: