Shrouds of the Somme exhibition
Date: 23 Aug 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Venue: Garden of Remembrance, Belfast City Hall
The evocative Shrouds of the Somme exhibition, remembering the thousands of servicemen who died in the Battle of The Somme but who have no known graves, is to be held in Belfast from 23 August – 16 September.
3,762 miniature shrouded figures will be laid out in the Garden of Remembrance at Belfast City Hall, representing those from the Ulster and Irish regiments, or from Belfast, with no known grave and whose names are on the Thiepval Memorial.
As a lasting legacy of the project, relatives of those who lost their lives are being asked to share photos and stories of the men, telling who they were, where they were from and what they did.
The aim of the project is that, by bringing the individual to the forefront of these unimaginable numbers will help the nation to truly understand the scale of the loss of those who gave their all.
Memories, stories and photographs are being collected through the Commonwealth War Graves Commission digital archive.