Information from the Commonwealth War Graves Website

In Memory of

Alfred Hogben



6th Bn., Queen's Own (Royal West Kent


who died on

Saturday, 24th August 1918. Age 33.


Additional Information:

Son of Edward and Mary Hogben, of The Rowe, Elham, Canterbury.



Commemorative Information



VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference/

Panel Number:

Panel 7


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.