(Scottish) Division Memorial, Point du Jour
The Memorial at Point du
April 1917 the 9th (Scottish) Division, commanded by
Major-General Lukin (who had previously commanded the
South African Brigade) advanced and took the German
positions around Pont du Jour, east of Arras. They
remained on the Arras front until the end of the battle.
war their Old Comrades Association erected a memorial
cairn close to a section of German trench captured by
the Division on 9th April. The stone was brought from
Scotland, and stones were erected close by to every unit
in the Division.
years access to this site has been difficult due to fast
Arras - Douai road close by, and in late 2006 the
Commonwealth War Graves Commission moved the memorial to
a new site alongside the Point du Jour Military Cemetery.
Access to this memorial is now via Fampoux, from the
direction of nearby Athies.
of the memorial stones have been damaged, and it seems
the section of preserved trench is lost.
now at the new site at Point du Jour cemetery, 2007.
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