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UK War Memorials To Gain Greater Protections

15 war memorials have received greater protected status to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Seven memorials have been given...

15 war memorials have received greater protected status to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
 
Seven memorials have been given newly protected status and eight have had their protection upgraded.
 
The Battle of the Somme began on the first of July 1916, on the first day alone, almost 60,000 soldiers were killed, hurt or went missing.