SK1814 : Shot At Dawn (1)

taken 6 years ago, near to Croxall, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Shot At Dawn (1)
Shot At Dawn (1)
Commemorating the 306 British Army and Commonwealth soldiers executed after courts-martial for cowardice or desertion during World War I. The memorial portrays a young British soldier blindfolded and tied to a stake ready to be shot by a firing squad. The memorial was modelled on the likeness of 17-year-old Private Herbert Burden, who lied about his age to enlist in the armed forces and was later shot for desertion. It is surrounded by a semicircle of stakes on which are listed the names of every soldier executed in this fashion.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 10 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Croxall 
Primary Subject of Photo
Memorial 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1873 1415 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.4806N 1:43.4469W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1870 1414
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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National Memorial Arboretum 

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