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Latest Cemetery Information

BELGIUM - ESSEX FARM CEMETERY

26/09/2016

Due to works to the cycle track, parking will not be possible in front of this cemetery during the week of 3 October.

DELHI WAR CEMETERY

21/09/2016

Work on a new roof for the Delhi Memorial (entrance building) will begin on 26 September and will last for approximately 9 weeks. Whilst the work is ongoing the Memorial will be scaffolded and there will be no public access to the Memorial. During this work access to the cemetery will be via the disabled entrance.

FRANCE - VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL

06/09/2016

March 2016 - Work on the new Sir John Monash Centre, to be located at the Australian National Memorial site near Villers-Bretonneux in France, commenced in January 2016 and will continue through to the official opening in April 2018. During this period, there may be short periods of disruption to visitors at the site and adjacent Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Villers-Bretonneux Military cemetery.

As part of the works we have just been informed that as from Monday, 16 May for at least 6 months the car park will be closed at this site. Visitors will be directed to use the temporary car park on the other side of the Australian National Memorial. Disabled car park facilities will also be provided at weekends and outside working hours when the CWGC service entrance is closed. To add, the bus turning area on the south side of the site will remain accessible throughout the works.


 

Contract works to install the new paving at the Memorial will commence from 9 August - 20 October.

While safety zones will be established, visitors will still have full access to the Memorial.

GREECE - STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY

31/08/2016

Major renovation works are being carried out on site from Monday 22 August through to 22 November. During this time specialist equipment and machinery will be in regular use as pedestals and plaques are replaced. Visitors will need to take extra care when on site and be aware that some pedestals/plaques may not be in situ.

FRANCE - ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL

30/08/2016

Renovation works to the boundary walls of above site are taking place from 29th August until mid-November. As part of these works, one side of the main entrance will be closed to visitors for the duration.

GERMANY - CELLE WAR CEMETERY

02/08/2016

Due to renovation works taking place, disabled visitors may find access difficult between September 15 and the end of October 2016.

BELGIUM - ROESELARE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

21/07/2016

Major renovation works will be carried out by the local commune from 1 August until the end of November 2016 in the communal cemetery.

The Commission's plot will remain accessible but entrance to the cemetery will only be possible via the Groenestraat and not the main entrance on Blekerijstraat.

BELGIUM - GEEL WAR CEMETERY

07/07/2016

We currently have a problem with nests of the Oak Processionary Moth in the oak trees within the cemetery. Contact with the poisonous hairs, which are shed as a defence mechanism by the caterpillars, can cause itching, skin rashes and, less commonly, sore throats, breathing difficulties and eye problems. Please do not touch or approach the nests or caterpillars and seek medical advice should you experience any of the symptoms described.

ITALY - BOLSENA WAR CEMETERY

10/06/2016

Visitors are advised that owing to a problem with our water source, the cemetery is very dry and brown at the moment and is likely to be so until the irrigation issues are resolved.