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UK Government's public ballot launched for Somme centenary event at CWGC Thiepval Memorial

UK Government's public ballot launched for Somme centenary event at CWGC Thiepval Memorial

30/10/2015

The UK Government's public ballot has been launched for tickets to attend a national commemorative event to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

Rededication Service at Guidel Cemetery

Rededication Service at Guidel Cemetery

30/09/2015

The rededication will take place on Monday 5 October 2015 at 10:30hrs to recognised the Flying Officer Ernest Russell Lyon RAF was buried near this spot in Guidel Cemetery.

Rededication Service and Burial at Arnhem (Oosterbeek) War Cemetery

Rededication Service and Burial at Arnhem (Oosterbeek) War Cemetery

16/09/2015

On 16 September  two special ceremonies will take place at this site.  In the morning at 10.30hrs a rededication service will take place for  Sapper H Sherwood who is now known to be buried in plot 23, row C, grave 19 at Arnhem (Oosterbeek) War Cemetery. Sapper Sherwood was previously commemorated by name on the Groesbeek Memorial.

Rededication Service at Leeuwarden Northern General Cemetery

Rededication Service at Leeuwarden Northern General Cemetery

15/09/2015

On 15 September at 1000hrs a rededication service will take place in Leeuwarden Northern General Cemetery for the crew of Wellington R 1397 which crashed on 25 July 1941 in the province of Friesland after a successful return from a mission above Germany.

Unknown Australian Soldier Reburial Service

Unknown Australian Soldier Reburial Service

09/09/2015

An Unknown Australian Soldier, who died during fierce fighting near Kupang on the Indonesian Island of West Timor during World War Two, will be reburied with full military honours at the CWGC Ambon War Cemetery on 10 September. The service will take place at 9 am local time.