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Latest Cemetery Information

BELGIUM - ESSEX FARM CEMETERY

12/02/2016

Major renovation works are taking place at this cemetery.

From 15-26 February rows A, U and Z in plot 1 will be completely closed off and in particular the graves of Rifleman Joe Strudwick and of the VC holder Pte Thomas Barratt will not be accessible.

For more detailed information please read the Essex Farm project plan.

FRANCE - THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

05/02/2016

The memorial will be closed from 8-12 February for deep cleaning and renovations. From the 22 February-1 April access to panels may be restricted or completely closed.  Access to the cemetery remains open at all times.

To prepare for the ceremony, there will be restricted access to Thiepval Memorial from 19-28 June. The site will be closed from the 29 June-3 July and there will be restricted access from 4-9 July.

UK - WALTON-ON-THAMES CEMETERY

01/02/2016

The cemetery will be closed to the public from 8 February, for maintenence to improve the foundations. The work shall take appx. 2 weeks.

MALTA - IMTARFA MILITARY CEMETERY

29/01/2016

Work has begun to demolish and reconstruct the cemetery pathway. Visitors are advised to follow the signs accordingly.

UK - LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL

26/01/2016

Works will commence on 29 February, lasting for 8 weeks.

Renovations includes:

  • Replacement of damaged stone pavers
  • Rebronzing of all panels
  • General maintenance, such as repointing, cleaning and stone inserts
  • Replacement of the flat roof

 

As safety precaution, during this period there shall be no public access.

 

FRANCE - FROMELLES (PHEASANT WOOD) MILITARY CEMETERY

14/01/2016

An Australian Government event is planned for 19 July 2016 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battles of Fromelles. The commemorations will be held at Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery. The cemetery will be closed for public use on this date.

If you wish to find out more about the event, please click here.

FRANCE - VC CORNER AUSTRALIAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL

14/01/2016

An Australian Government event is planned for 19 July 2016 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battles of Fromelles. The commemorations will be held at VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial. The cemetery will be closed for public use on this date.

If you wish to find out more about the event, please click here.

CZECH REPUBLIC - PRAGUE WAR CEMETERY

07/12/2015

Renovations are currently underway at Plot 2. 66 headstones have been removed for re-engraving and have been replaced with temporary markers. The headstones will be reinstalled by the end of April 2016.

FRANCE - ARRAS MEMORIAL

13/11/2015

We will start the re-engraving of Bays 6 and 7 on the 6th of January for a period of two months until the end of February 2016. The area will be closed to the public during this work. A temporary register box will be put up at the central entrance behind the Cross of Sacrifice during this period.

See the layout of the restricted zones.

 

 

UK - HARPSWELL (ST. CHAD) CHURCHYARD

13/11/2015

There are 26 war graves in this churchyard arranged in four rows in the North East corner of the churchyard.

Unfortunately there is a dangerous tree on the churchyard boundary adjacent to the war graves and so maintenance visits are temporarily disrupted to this group of graves. We are discussing the matter with the church in an attempt to make the area safe for all as soon as possible. In the meantime visitors are advised to seek guidance before entering the affected area.