BELGIUM

Gaurain-Ramecroix War Cemetery

Due to serious damage caused by a car, we have had to close the main entrance of this cemetery for safety reasons until further notice. Access is still possible via an entrance at the rear of the cemetery.

Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery, Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery, and Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery

Due to continuing restoration works and the consequences of bad weather conditions, the safety of visitors cannot be guaranteed at this site. As a result this site will be closed to the public until 28 February 2018. On exceptionally basis, visits to a particular grave or area can be arranged after enquiring for assistance beforehand via enquiries@cwgc.org or by phone on +32(0)57224750. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery

Complete horticultural renovation is taking place at this site. Resowing and replanting will take place in Spring 2018.

FRANCE

Arques-La-Bataille British Cemetery

Visitors should be aware that access to this cemetery can be difficult during bad weather. We advise to leave vehicles at the bottom of the pathway leading up to the cemetery and walk the remaining distance of 600m. Visitors with mobility problems should take extra care when going up the path which is partly uphill on undulating ground.

Bethune Town Cemetery

Due to restoration works being carried out to the Chapel at this cemetery the built-in register box will not be accessible. A temporary register box has been installed near the entrance. The works will last until the end of the year.

Serre Road Cemetery No.1; Railway Hollow Cemetery, Hebuterne; Serre Road Cemetery No.3, Puisieux; Luke Copse British Cemetery, Puisieux; and Queens Cemetery, Puisieux

We have been informed that some visitors have experienced intimidating behaviour from a local resident when visiting this site. Please do not park on verges or cut across the fields which are private land or block any of the tracks.

Should you encounter any problems, we recommend you leave at once and file a formal complaint:

  • Contact the local police (Gendarmerie) at Beaumetz-lès-Loges, tel  +33 3 21 55 22 17
  • E-mail the town hall of Serre-les-Puisieux at ville.puisieux@wanadoo.fr or
  • Make a statement at your local police station and send a copy to the British Embassy, 35 rue du Faubourg St-Honoré, 75383 Paris Cedex 08 or via email bds.commemorations@fco.gov.uk who will then forward it to the local authorities.

Ontario Cemetery, Sains-Les-Marquion

The cemetery has reopened after serious damage was caused to the front entrance by a car accident. A temporary register box has been placed inside the cemetery close to the entrance. Remedial work to the damaged front entrance will take place shortly.

 

Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-Au-Bois

Due to agricultural works near this site access to this cemetery is for the moment not possible by vehicle. Visitors can walk up but should take care for the muddy conditions.

 

KENYA

Nairobi War Cemetery

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.

Myanmar

Taukkyan War Cemetery and Rangoon Memorial

Due to major renovation work the Rangoon Memorial will be closed to the public until December 2017.

SOUTH AFRICA

Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery, Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery, Bloemfontein (Hamilton) War Cemetery, Cape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery, Durban (Stellawood) Cremation Memorial, Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery, Simon’s Town (Dido Valley) Cemetery

There is the potential for attacks in the vicinity of the cemetery. All visitors are strongly advised to take care and not carry valuables or leave them on display in vehicles.

Durban (Hillary) Cemetery

There is the potential for attacks in the vicinity of the cemetery. All visitors are strongly advised to take care and not carry valuables or leave them on display in vehicles. The gates are kept locked, please contact Leon Reddy telephone 083 998 6041.

Potchefstroom Military Cemetery and Cullinan Military Cemetery

There is the potential for attacks in the vicinity of the cemetery. All visitors are strongly advised to take care and not carry valuables or leave them on display in vehicles. The cemetery gate is kept locked, please contact SA Agency office for entrance code - telephone 012 663 7285.

Thaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Military Cemetery and Thaba Tshwane (Old No.2) Military Cemetery

There is the potential for attacks in the vicinity of the cemetery. All visitors are strongly advised to take care and not carry valuables or leave them on display in vehicles. It is highly recommended that visitors to this site travel as part of a group.

UK

Belfast (Milltown) Roman Catholic Cemetery

Visitors to this site are advised that the Commission is working on a programme of repairs to the Cross of Sacrifice and Screen Wall following a recent act of vandalism.