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Road works will be carried out on the RD947 adjacent to the Indian Memoral at Neuve Chapelle. It has been indicated that this work will continue, in phases, until mid-January 2015. Access and parking will be maintained during this period, but please exercise caution when visiting the Memorial.



Please be informed that the access path has a deep hole - so be careful when you are walking as it is very dangerous. This problem should be fixed as soon as possible.



The access to this cemetery has become very difficult, due to road works. The work will be ongoing for the next 3 months or more.



Works will start on 11 December 2014 to re-build walls at the cemetery. For the duration of works - 11 weeks - some disruption will be inevitable for short periods during the initial demolition but the site will be accessible for the public at all times.



If you are planning to visit Duisans British Cemetery shortly, please be advised that a motor vehicle incident on 29 November 2014 has caused considerable damage to the site including a number of headstones in plot 1 and 3. Whilst the cemetery remains open to the public and remedial repairs will be carried as soon as possible, please contact: in advance of your visit so that we can advise you on whether the headstone that you will be visiting has been affected.

New Zealand Memorial, Messines


At the request of the New Zealand government the centre section of the memorial grounds at the New Zealand Memorial in Messines is being redesigned with the intention of opening up the view to the battlefield and creating a better area for ceremonies. There will be some disruption for visitors whilst this work is being carried out for which we apologise. Work is due to be completed by March 2015.

Schoonselhof Cemetery


NOVEMBER 2014: Please note that major renovation work is taking place at this cemetery. Over 700 headstones are being replaced and a further 800 will be realigned. The work is starting in plot 5 and will then continue with plots 4, 3 and 2 to finish with plot 1. Please be aware that during the works it might be difficult to access certain graves. All works should be finished by the end of December 2014. Should you encounter any problems then please contact our office in Ieper at or phone + 3257223636.

Brookwood Military Cemetery


Work on a new memorial will commence on January 2015 and will be finished at the end of March 2015. Work will also be taking place around the same time on the Canadian Building in both the reception area and to the staff working areas. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause to visitors.

Paddington Old Cemetery, Kilburn


The plot at Paddington Old Cemetery, will be renovated this winter. The grass and planting has been sprayed (killed off) to facilitate the upcoming work, which will be completed by the spring of 2015.

Ayette British Cemetery


We will undertake essential work to rebuild the perimeter walls, starting on the 31 October 2014. Some minor restrictions will be made to cemetery access during the works – duration of project will be approx.11 weeks.