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Latest Cemetery Information

THORP METHODIST CHAPELYARD, IDLE

19/01/2015

Please note the above site is currently inaccessible for all staff and visitors due to renovation work being carried out on the church and its surrounds.

MORLANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY NO.2

15/01/2015

All access to the cemetery is currently difficult due to weather conditions. The problem will be fixed as soon as possible. Please excuse us for the inconvenience.

ST. SYMPHORIEN MILITARY CEMETERY

12/01/2015

As a result of heavy storm weather, a number of trees at St. Symphorien Military Cemetery have collapsed and have caused damage to headstones. The affected areas have been closed off and the disabled entrance at the rear of the cemetery is inaccessible at the moment. Our tree team is currently on site to remove all damaged trees and branches and to ensure the cemetery is made safe for visitors.

ARRAS MEMORIAL

12/01/2015

Restoration will be undertaken on panel 1. Access to that area is therefor not accessible. Please excuse us for the convenience.

NEUVE-CHAPELLE MEMORIAL

07/12/2014

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.

MORLANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY NO.1

07/12/2014

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. All access to the cemetery is currently difficult due to weather conditions. The problem will be fixed as soon as possible. Please excuse us for the inconvenience.

CAESTRE MILITARY CEMETERY

07/12/2014

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.

RANCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY

07/12/2014

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.

New Zealand Memorial, Messines

28/11/2014

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

25/11/2014

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 contactwea@cwgc.org or phone + 3257223636.