Cemetery & Memorial Alerts
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 Burial Ground Cemetery, Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery, Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery, and Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery
Due to continuing restoration works it might at times be difficult to access the above sites. Visitors experiencing difficulty to reach a particular grave or area can request assistance from the staff or works supervisor on-site. Any other enquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on +32(0)57224750. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Complete horticultural renovation is taking place at this site. Resowing and replanting will take place in Spring 2018.
Road works are taking place in the Wijtschatestraat as from 7 August 2017 and will last until March 2018. At certain times during this period access to the cemetery will only be possible by foot via the cycle track. We advise to park your vehicle on the St. Medardusplein in the village and walk up to the cemetery which is about 500m away.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org who will then forward it to the local authorities.
Work on the Sir John Monash Centre, to be located at the Australian National Memorial near Villers-Bretonneux in the Somme, commenced in January 2016 and will continue through to the official opening of the Centre in April 2018. During this period, there may be short periods of disruption to visitors at the site and the adjacent CWGC Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery.
As part of the works, the Australian National Memorial will be also cleaned and refurbished. This will necessitate at times limited access to the tower during the month of October 2017, including a two day closure on the 18 & 19 October. Over the winter months from 14 November 2017 through to mid-February 2018, a temporary scaffolding will be placed and the tower closed. However, visitors will still be able to visit the Villers-Bretonneux Cemetery and view the Commemorative Wall. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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.
A new pedestals project has commenced at the Bralo British Cemetery in Greece, the cemetery will be closed until the end of October 2017.
Due to the construction of the metro through the top of the area, the cemetery is currently only accessible via a small footbridge.
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.
Due to major renovation work the Rangoon Memorial will be closed to the public until December 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While Poppies: Wave is at the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial, access to a small number of panels on the memorial will be restricted. The panels affected are 64, 65, 66 and 67. If you are looking for a name on one of these panels, please speak with one of our volunteers for assistance.