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Latest Cemetery Information

INDONESIA - AMBON WAR CEMETERY

17/05/2016

During the night of 14 May 2016, 27 Bronze plaques were stolen from graves spread across the cemetery. Local police have been informed and investigations are ongoing. Temporary markers will be placed until the plaques are recovered or replacements are manufactured.

FRANCE - VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY

13/05/2016

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.

KENYA - NAIROBI WAR CEMETERY

21/07/2015

Please note that there have been reported attacks in the vicinity of the cemetery therefore all visitors are strongly advised to take care and not carry any valuables when visiting the site.  Visitors are strongly advised not to walk along the 1km access track to the cemetery from the main road but should travel to the cemetery entrance by vehicle only.