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FRANCE - VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL

06/09/2016

Work on the new Sir John Monash Centre, to be located at the Australian National Memorial site near Villers-Bretonneux in France, 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 May 2016 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.

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.

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.

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

Work on the new Sir John Monash Centre, to be located at the Australian National Memorial site near Villers-Bretonneux in France, 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 May 2016 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.