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FRANCE - THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

14/04/2016

From 2 until 25 May the final stage of preparing the memorial for the Centenary will take place. This will involve 7 panels being replaced and other areas of the memorial undergoing a final clean.

The memorial will be accessible at all times but whilst the panels (below) are being replaced they will not be available for view.

Pier and face 1C (Panel H3), Pier and face 3A (Panel G2), Pier and face 4A (Panel G2), Pier and face 5A (Panel H3), Pier and face 11A (Panel F4), Pier and face 11B (Panel E2), Pier and face 12C (Panel H4).


16 - 26 June and 4 - 9 July
Access to the site will only be possible through pre-arranged visits which will be conducted by Commonwealth War Graves Commission staff. To request a visit please contact events@cwgc.org


27 June to 3 July
Access to the site will not be possible.
Essential information for Somme 2016 visits can be found at here
Information on the Thiepval Restoration Project can be found at here

ITALY - STAGLIENO CEMETERY, GENOA

24/03/2016

Maintenance work will begin on the 20th April to clean the cemetery walls and will be completed by the end of April. There may be some disruption on site during this time while work is being carried out.

FRANCE - SERRE ROAD CEMETERY NO.2

23/03/2016

In order to ensure security at the commemorative events taking place on 1 July 2016, marking the centenary of the First Day of the Battle of the Somme, French Authorities will be enforcing a security cordon in the area prohibiting access to all except those who are attending one of the events. The cordon may be subject to change by the French authorities. A map showing the security cordon and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites we expect to be inaccessible as a result of the cordon from mid-afternoon on 30 June until early morning on 2 July.

FRANCE - REDAN RIDGE CEMETERY NO.1, BEAUMONT-HAMEL

23/03/2016

In order to ensure security at the commemorative events taking place on 1 July 2016, marking the centenary of the First Day of the Battle of the Somme, French Authorities will be enforcing a security cordon in the area prohibiting access to all except those who are attending one of the events. The cordon may be subject to change by the French authorities. A map showing the security cordon and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites we expect to be inaccessible as a result of the cordon from mid-afternoon on 30 June until early morning on 2 July.

FRANCE - REDAN RIDGE CEMETERY NO.2, BEAUMONT-HAMEL

23/03/2016

In order to ensure security at the commemorative events taking place on 1 July 2016, marking the centenary of the First Day of the Battle of the Somme, French Authorities will be enforcing a security cordon in the area prohibiting access to all except those who are attending one of the events. The cordon may be subject to change by the French authorities. A map showing the security cordon and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites we expect to be inaccessible as a result of the cordon from mid-afternoon on 30 June until early morning on 2 July.

FRANCE - REDAN RIDGE CEMETERY NO.3, BEAUMONT-HAMEL

23/03/2016

In order to ensure security at the commemorative events taking place on 1 July 2016, marking the centenary of the First Day of the Battle of the Somme, French Authorities will be enforcing a security cordon in the area prohibiting access to all except those who are attending one of the events. The cordon may be subject to change by the French authorities. A map showing the security cordon and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites we expect to be inaccessible as a result of the cordon from mid-afternoon on 30 June until early morning on 2 July.

FRANCE - BEAUMONT-HAMEL BRITISH CEMETERY

23/03/2016

In order to ensure security at the commemorative events taking place on 1 July 2016, marking the centenary of the First Day of the Battle of the Somme, French Authorities will be enforcing a security cordon in the area prohibiting access to all except those who are attending one of the events. The cordon may be subject to change by the French authorities. A map showing the security cordon and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites we expect to be inaccessible as a result of the cordon from mid-afternoon on 30 June until early morning on 2 July.

FRANCE - HAWTHORN RIDGE CEMETERY NO.1, AUCHONVILLERS

23/03/2016

In order to ensure security at the commemorative events taking place on 1 July 2016, marking the centenary of the First Day of the Battle of the Somme, French Authorities will be enforcing a security cordon in the area prohibiting access to all except those who are attending one of the events. The cordon may be subject to change by the French authorities. A map showing the security cordon and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites we expect to be inaccessible as a result of the cordon from mid-afternoon on 30 June until early morning on 2 July.

FRANCE - FRANCE - HAWTHORN RIDGE CEMETERY NO.2, AUCHONVILLERS

23/03/2016

In order to ensure security at the commemorative events taking place on 1 July 2016, marking the centenary of the First Day of the Battle of the Somme, French Authorities will be enforcing a security cordon in the area prohibiting access to all except those who are attending one of the events. The cordon may be subject to change by the French authorities. A map showing the security cordon and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites we expect to be inaccessible as a result of the cordon from mid-afternoon on 30 June until early morning on 2 July.

FRANCE - AUCHONVILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY

23/03/2016

In order to ensure security at the commemorative events taking place on 1 July 2016, marking the centenary of the First Day of the Battle of the Somme, French Authorities will be enforcing a security cordon in the area prohibiting access to all except those who are attending one of the events. The cordon may be subject to change by the French authorities. A map showing the security cordon and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites we expect to be inaccessible as a result of the cordon from mid-afternoon on 30 June until early morning on 2 July.