Memorial to French PoW's Graves, Leek

Recent Photograph of Memorial to French PoW's Graves (Leek)

The Inscription reads:

To the memory of sons of France, who, taken as /
Prisoners of War, came to Leek on parole during /
the years 1803 to 1812, and lie at rest here and /
elsewhere in our community. /
This memorial was unveiled by /
The Baron Gourgaud /
President of the Fondation Napoléon and the /
Souvenir Napoléonien, March 26th 1996 /

Á la mémoire des fils de France, qui, faits /
Prisonners de Guerre, furent retenus sur parole /
á Leek de 1803 á 1812, et reposent en cette /
enceinte et dans autres lieux de notre communauté /
Ce mémorial a été inauguré le 26 Mars 1996 par /
le Baron Gourgaud, Présídent de la Fondation /
Napoléon et du souvenir Napoléonien.

(Transcription provided by Alf Beard)


Image contributed by Alf Beard on 30th May 2008.
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