Ulster Memorial Tower

The Ulster Memorial Tower is a memorial to the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division. More than 5000 men of British Army had lost their lives here on the very first day of Somme offensive on July 1, 1916. Most of young men who lost their lives here were trained near the grounds of Helen's Tower in the Clandeboye Estate, Bangor in Northern Ireland and very appropriately the memorial is a replica of the Tower under whose shadows they had taken the training before being sent to France. (Wikipedia)

My association with this memorial in Thiepval, France, goes back to April 2007 when I made a post in Google Earth Community (GEC) about the First World War Memorial/Cemeteries located in Somme, France. Initially I had started with this and four other nearby locations at Thiepval but encouraged by +Hazel Caplen, I identified and placemarked more than 300 locations. It was my first major post in GEC.