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FRANCE - HUNTER'S CEMETERY, 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 29 June until early morning on 2 July.


On 1 July 2016, a Canadian National Ceremony of remembrance will be held at the Beaumont-Hamel (Newfoundland) Memorial, to mark the centenary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

The event will require significant preparation on site, and the CWGC is supporting Veterans Affairs Canada to ensure this is possible. Beaumont-Hamel (Newfoundland) Memorial will therefore be closed from 29 June - 1 July.

This will also affect access to the three CWGC cemeteries situated within the Park: Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No.2, Hunter's Cemetery and Y Ravine Cemetery during this period.

FRANCE - Y RAVINE CEMETERY, 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 29 June until early morning on 2 July.


On 1 July 2016, a Canadian National Ceremony of remembrance will be held at the Beaumont-Hamel (Newfoundland) Memorial, to mark the centenary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

The event will require significant preparation on site, and the CWGC is supporting Veterans Affairs Canada to ensure this is possible. Beaumont-Hamel (Newfoundland) Memorial will therefore be closed from 29 June - 1 July.

This will also affect access to the three CWGC cemeteries situated within the Park: Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No.2, Hunter's Cemetery and Y Ravine Cemetery during this period.

FRANCE - BEAUMONT-HAMEL (NEWFOUNDLAND) MEMORIAL

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 29 June until early morning on 2 July.


On 1 July 2016, a Canadian National Ceremony of remembrance will be held at the Beaumont-Hamel (Newfoundland) Memorial, to mark the centenary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

The event will require significant preparation on site, and the CWGC is supporting Veterans Affairs Canada to ensure this is possible. Beaumont-Hamel (Newfoundland) Memorial will therefore be closed from 29 June - 1 July.

This will also affect access to the three CWGC cemeteries situated within the Park: Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No.2, Hunter's Cemetery and Y Ravine Cemetery during this period.

FRANCE - KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART

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 - MESNIL RIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART

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 - ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, 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 - STUMP ROAD CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT

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 - GRANDCOURT ROAD CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT

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 - MILL ROAD CEMETERY, THIEPVAL

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 - CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL

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.