The Western Front Today - 18th Division Memorial, Thiepval

The British 18th Division had three memorials established in their honour in the post-war years: at Clapham Junction on the Menin Road in the Ypres Salient, and at Trones Wood and Thiepval in the Somme.

The memorial at Thiepval (which represents 18th Division's role in the Somme Offensive) is sited behind the vast Memorial to the Missing monument and a short distance from the Ulster Tower and both Mill Road and Connaught cemeteries.

It is a copy of the Trones Wood memorial and bears the inscription "this is my command, that ye love one another".  Until recently trees flanked the monument but have been cut down.

Before Endeavours Fade, Rose E.B. Coombs, After the Battle 1994
Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide - Somme, Leo Cooper 2000

An 'Old Sweat' was slang to denote an experienced soldier.

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