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In the town of Saint-Ghislain (then known as Tertre) a new memorial, made of Kentish ragstone, is dedicated to the 6,866 men of the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment who lost their lives in the war, and specifically to the 20 men who died on 23 August 1914 during the early stages of the Battle of Mons. The regiment was defending the Conde Canal, which they did with extraordinary valour until their losses became so great their Commanding Officer realised it was futile to continue and ordered a retreat.

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