"Archie Spencer had been killed in the Second Battle of Ypres"
The Brooding Soldier
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Archie was killed in the first - and surprising - gas attacks used in the war. This moving statue pays homage to the Canadians who died in that battle. The plaque reads:

"This column marks the battlefield where 18,000 Canadians on the British left withstood the first German gas attacks 22-25 April 1915. 2,000 fell and lie buried nearby."