It’s almost impossible to turn a corner in France without seeing a signpost to a war memorial or graves.
The following two are in memory of soldiers who were literally thousands of miles from home and remain forever in the foreign fields were they fell.
Both of them are in relation to the early days of the battle of The Somme.
The Newfoundland Memorial at Beaumont Hamel.
Here on a mound, surrounded by rock and shrubs native to Newfoundland stands a huge bronze Caribou in memory of men missing in action from the Newfoundland regiment.
This proud caribou stands overlooking the trenches where the men fought the first battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.
The Australian memorial at Mouquet Farm.
In less than seven weeks between August and September 1916 during the fighting at Pozières and Mouquet Farm three Australian divisions suffered 23,000 casualties.