Client: Australian Government Office of Australian War Graves
Location: Le Hamel, France
Image Credits: Taylor Brammer Landscape Architects Pty Ltd
The memorial, unveiled in 1998 on the 80th anniversary of the battle of Le Hamel, features a dramatic sweeping wall of granite and interpretation facilities across the site. Designed as an inclusive circle, the sweeping walls enclose and define the heart of the memorial featuring an ode to Australias role in the campaign. Located in the Somme Valley, three hours north of Paris, this memorial commemorates the battle of Le Hamel on the 4th of July 1918 where allied forces under the command of Australian General Monash successfully made a break through enemy lines. The site is visited by battlefield tours and provides extensive interpretation of the relevant historical events.