Shot At Dawn
Memorial is no 329 in Green Zone
at eastern edge of arboretum
beyond Polish Forces War Memorial
National Memorial Arboretum
OS Grid Ref.: SK 18710 14154
Sculpted concrete figure of blindfolded soldier with target hung around his neck. Figure is modeled on Private Herbert Burden who was shot at dawn aged seventeen. 307 wooden stakes are arranged in a semi-circle behind the statue, each bearing a small plaque with the name and service details of those shot at dawn during WW1. The memorial is set within a secluded stand of trees. Benches with individual dedicatory plaques are arranged around the perimeter of the memorial.
(NO INSCRIPTION ON MEMORIAL FIGURE. 307 WOODEN STAKES SURROUND FIGURE, ONE FOR EACH OF THOSE SHOT AT DAWN, DISPLAYING THEIR NAME, RANK, REGIMENT AND DATE AND AGE AT DEATH.
Names on memorial
Clarke, H C
Harrod, F H
Ridley, Henry Q
Webb, H M
First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 307
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Foename, surname, rank, regiment,year of death, age at death
Order of information: Undefined
Measurements: height C 8.5FT
Date: 21st June 2001
Attended by: RELATIVES/FRIENDS OF THE FALLEN
Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A
Unknown or N/A
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