The Somme 141 Days - "The Front"
The Somme Offensive lasted for 141 days, from 1 July to 18
November. Throughout the period of the Somme centenary, there will
be a number of different events taking place to commemorate the
different actions, and to remember the contributions, of the many
people who took part.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is sourcing
details of ceremonies to be held in our cemeteries and at our
memorials across the battlefield. The objective is to promote
public attendance at these events, where we have agreement from the
event organiser, and to reduce potential duplication of events by
liaising with the organisers.
In partnership with the UK Department of Culture, Media and
Sport, the CWGC is playing an active role in supporting these
events, a selection of which are listed here.
Planning an event at a CWGC site in France.
To organise an event at a CWGC cemetery, or at a regimental
memorial, we ask that you complete the events form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to
our Head Office at the following address:
Production and Events Administrator
External Relations Department
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
2 Marlow Road
Alternatively, you can call our team on +44 (0) 162 850
We will confirm as soon as possible that the site is
We would also be keen to promote your event on our website, if
you would be happy for us to do so. Any resulting enquiries would
be directed to the event organiser.
In addition to the Somme 141 Days - "The Front" events taking
place at CWGC sites across the Battlefield, there is also the Somme
141 Days - Thiepval. This is a daily event taking place at the
CWGC's Thiepval Memorial and will be organised by The Royal British
Legion. Details of how to participate may be found in our Event
Planning an event at a CWGC site in the UK.
Mark the 141 days of the Somme centenary in the UK by joining the
Living Memory Project and discover,
explore and remember the CWGC war graves near you.