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Memorial Cloister Engravings

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Details:

The Memorial Cloister is located in a corridor between a small courtyard and the cathedral itself. If you enter the cathedral's foyer from Avenue George V, the cloister is diagonally opposite of the entrance.


(Note: The Memorial Cloister is not open to the public in the same way as the cathedral and you must ask the attendant to unlock the door.)
Monument The Memorial Cloister is a collection of engravings dedicated to American military units and civil organizations that were engaged in the First World War. Other plaques in the cloister commemorate the sacrifice of American service members during both world wars and the soldiers who are interred in overseas American cemeteries in Europe. Each unit or organization is honored with its insignia, name, and the number of officers and soldiers or members who were killed during the First World War. The engravings are organized by unit number and begin at the back of the cloister (the opposite end of the hallway from the entrance) and advance in a left-to-right and top-to-bottom manner.

Monument Text:

Entrance Plaque:

 

"1914-1918

Memorial

Cloister

1939-1945

 

O Lord, Receive Into Thy Hands

All Those Who Died In Evrope

For Liberty And Jvstice Dvring

The Two World Wars

 

Seignevr, Reçois Entre Tes Mains

Tovs Les Heros Morts En Evrope

Pour La Liberte Et La Jvstice Pendant

Les Devx Gverres Mondiales"

 

Engravings:

 

“First Division

213 Officers 5370 Men

Montdidier Noyon

Aisne-Marne

St. Mihiel

Mevse-Argonne

Lorraine

Picardy

 

Second Division

205 Officers 5149 Men

Aisne

Aisne-Marne

St. Mihiel

Mevse-Argonne

Lorraine

Ile De France

 

Third Division

143 Officers 3705 Men

Aisne

Champagne-Marne

Aisne-Marne

St. Mihiel

Mevse-Argonne

Lorraine

Ile De France

Somme

 

Fourth Division

115 Officers 3166 Men

Aisne-Marne

St. Mihiel

Mevse-Argonne

Champagne

Lorraine

 

Fifth Division

107 Officers 2340 Men

Alsace

Lorraine

St. Mihiel

Mevse-Argonne

 

Sixth Division

11 Officers 417 Men

Alsace

Mevse-Argonne

 

Seventh Division

16 Officers 532 Men

Lorraine

 

Twenty Sixth Division

102 Officers 2615 Men

Champagne-Marne

Aisne-Marne

St. Mihiel

Mevse-Argonne

Ile De France

Lorraine

 

Twenty Seventh Division

77 Officers 2067 Men

Flanders

Ypres-Lys

Somme

Mevse-Argonne

Lorraine

 

Twenty Eighth Division

120 Officers 3002 Men

Champagne-Marne

Aisne-Marne

Oise-Aisne

Mevse-Argonne

Champagne

Lorraine

Ypres-Lys

 

Young Mens

Christian Association

92 Members

 

Salvation Army

1 Member

 

Twenty Ninth Division

41 Officers 1376 Men

Alsace

Mevse-Argonne

 

Thirtieth Division

74 Officers 1865 Men

Flanders

Ypres-Lys

 

Thirty Second Division

148 Officers 3290 Men

Aisne-Marne

Oise-Marne

Mevse-Argonne

Alsace

Champagne

 

Thirty Third Division

47 Officers 1177 Men

Somme

St. Mihiel

Mevse-Argonne

Lorraine

Picardy

 

Thirty Fifth Division

54 Officers 1558 Men

Mevse-Argonne

Alsace, Lorraine

 

Thirty Sixth Division

32 Officers 792 Men

St. Mihiel

Mevse-Argonne

Champagne 

 

Thirty Seventh Division

Mevse-Argonne

Ypres-Lys

Lorraine

 

Forty Second Division

103 Officers 3148 Men

Champagne-Marne

Aisne-Marne

St. Mihiel

Mevse-Argonne

Lorraine

Champagne

 

Seventy Seventh Division

106 Officers 2405 Men

Lorraine

Champagne

Oise-Aisne

Mevse-Argonne

 

Seventy Eighth Division

52 Officers 1770 Men

St. Mihiel

Lorraine

Mevse-Argonne

 

American 

Red Cross

194 Members

 

Seventy Ninth Division

68 Officers 2065 Men

Mevse-Argonne

Lorraine

 

Eightieth Division

60 Officers 1432 Men

Picardy

St. Mihiel 

Lorraine

Mevse-Argonne

 

Eighty First Division

17 Officers 562 Men

Lorraine

Mevse-Argonne

 

Eighty Second Division

62 Officers 1576 Men

St. Mihiel 

Mevse-Argonne

Lorraine

 

Eighty Eighth Division

8 Officers 801 Men

Alsace

 

101 Army Nvrses

 

Eighty Ninth Division

62 Officers 1690 Men

St. Mihiel, Lorraine

Mevse-Argonnne 

 

Ninetieth Division

55 Officers 1677 Men

Lorrain

St. Mihiel

Mevse-Argonne

 

Ninety First Division

59 Officers 1605 Men

Mevse-Argonne

Ypres-Lys, Lorraine

 

Ninety Second Division

12 Officers 435 Men

Mevse-Argonne

Lorraine

 

Ninety Third Division

38 Officers 744 Men

Champagne-Marne

Mevse-Argonne

Champagne, Oise-Aisne

Alsace, Lorraine

Field Artillery

Independent 

9 Officers 472 Men

 

Coast Artillery

Independent

34 Officers 955 Men

Champagne-Marne

St. Mihiel

Alsace, Lorraine

 

Cavalry

3 Officers 90 Men

 

Replacements

1 Officer 287 Men

 

Knights Of Colvmbus

11 Members

 

Jewish Welfare Board

2 Members

 

Mevse-Argonne

8 31 34 38 39 40 41 76 83 84 85 86 87

Replacement Divisions 90 Officers 4159 Men St. Mihiel

Lorraine

Mevse-Argonne

 

fficers 6770 Men

American & European

Waters & The High Seas

 

Marine Corps

90 Officers 2671 Men

All Battles

Of The Second Division

 

Tank Corps & Infantry 

14 Officers 33 Officers

138 Men 3187 Men

St. Mihiel, Mevse-Argonne

 

Aviation Corps

583 Officers 676 Men

All Fronts

Engineers

60 Officers 2028 Men

French British And

American Fronts

 

Signal Corps

14 Officers 258 Men

All Fronts

 

Chemical Warfare 

Service

10 Officers 75 Men

 

Medical Corps And

Ambulance Service

209 Officers 1076 Men

All Fronts

 

Qvartermaster Corps

51 Officers 2601 Men

 

Ordinance Corps

14 Officers 271 Men


Over Intrepid Few Who For Their Countrys Greatness Dies

 

Foreign Legion

32 Officers & Men

Where The Battles

Wreck Lay Thickest

 

Lafayette Escadrille

62 Officers & Men

Verdvn To Dvnkirk


Americans In Canadian

& Other Allied Forces

Abovt 3000 Officers

& Men

 

American Ambvlance

25 Members

Western Front

Entrenched Camp Of Paris

 

American Field Service

127 Members

French & Balkan Fronts

 

Sections Sanitaires

Avtomobiles Americains

Formation Harjes Formation Norton

21 Members

Aux Armees Francaises 

 

Headquarters &

Administrative Units

67 Officers 477 Men

 

Chaplains Corps

23 Officers

All Fronts”


Dedication Engraving:


"To The Memory Of Ovr Dead


Those Americans

Who Dvring The Great War Of 1914-1918

Came Overseas With Their Comrades

Two Million Strong And Gave Their

Lives Fighting Beside Their Allies

For Covntry For Hvmanity For God

These Cloister Memorials Are 

Dedicated In Gratitvde

And Pride

They Loved Not Their Lives Vnto The Death

Let Light Perpetual Shine Vpon Them


A La Memoire De Nos Morts

Ces Americains

Qvi Pendant La Grande Gverre 

De 1914-1918 Franchirent Les Mers

Avec Devx Millions De Levrs Camarades

Et Firent La Svpreme Sacrifice 

Combattant Avx Cotes De Levrs Allies

Povr Levr Patri Povr L'Hvmanite 

Povr Diev Ce Monvment Est Consacre

Avec Reconnaissance Et Fierte

Ils Ne Preferent Pas Levr Vie 

A La Mort

Qve La Lumiere Eternelle Lvise Svr Evx"




Commemorates:

Units:

1st Infantry Division

26th Infantry Division

27th Division

28th Infantry Division

29th Infantry Division

2nd Infantry Division

30th Infantry Division

31st Infantry Division

32nd Infantry Division

33rd Infantry Division

34th Infantry Division

35th Infantry Division

36th Infantry Division

37th Infantry Division

38th Infantry Division

39th Infantry Division

3rd Infantry Division

40th Infantry Division

41st Infantry Division

42nd Infantry Division

4th Infantry Division

5th Infantry Division

6th Infantry Division

76th Infantry Division

77th Infantry Division

78th Infantry Division

79th Infantry Division

7th Infantry Division

80th Infantry Division

81st Infantry Division

82nd Airborne Division

83rd Infantry Division

84th Infantry Division

85th Infantry Division

86th Infantry Division

87th Infantry Division

88th Infantry Division

89th Infantry Division

8th Infantry Division

90th Infantry Division

91st Division

92nd Infantry Division

93rd Division (Colored)

Ambulance Corps

American Field Service

Army Air Corps

Army Nurse Corps

Chaplains Corps

Coast Artillery Corps

Field Artillery Corps

French Foreign Legion

Lafayette Escadrille

Red Cross

Tank Corps

U.S. Quartermasters Corps

United States Army

United States Marine Corps

United States Navy

US Army Chemical Corps

US Army Engineer Corps

US Army Medical Corps

US Army Ordnance Corps

US Army Signal Corps

YMCA

Wars:

WWI

Battles:

2nd Marne

Meuse-Argonne Offensive

Saint Mihiel

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