Information from the Commonwealth War Graves Website
In Memory of
6th Bn., Queen's Own (Royal West Kent
who died on
Saturday, 24th August 1918. Age 33.
Son of Edward and Mary Hogben, of The Rowe, Elham, Canterbury.
VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France
Vis-en-Artois and Haucourt are villages on the straight main road from Arras to
Cambrai about 10 kilometres south-east of Arras. Within the grounds of
Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, which is west of Haucourt on the north side of
the main road, will be found the Vis-en-Artois Memorial. 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.