27 May 2023 to 28 May 2023
Dundee Balgay Cemetery - War Graves Week Tours
War Graves Week is an initiative aimed at encouraging people from the local community to come together and discover the World War heritage on their doorstep – learning about the stories of those commemorated by the CWGC and the skills, dedication and expertise of those CWGC staff and volunteers who work to keep their memory alive.
MEETING POINT: Meet inside the Glamis Road entrance at the waiting room/toilets. There is parking on the entrance road leading from Glamis Road to the waiting room. The walk is circular and will return to the waiting room at completion. Walking is easy and on solid ground, there are some steps that can be bypassed if required.
During the tour you will learn about the history of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and about the heroic actions and self-sacrifice of some of our casualties buried in the cemetery.
The cemetery contains service plots of both wars. Most of the 1914-1918 burials are in a war plot which also contains a Cross of Sacrifice and a Screen Wall memorial, which lists those whose graves are not marked by headstones. Most of the 1939-1945 war burials are scattered.
There are now nearly 150, 1914-1918 and nearly 130, 1939-1945 War casualties commemorated in this site. The Commission also maintains 2 non-war graves on behalf of the Ministry of Defence and 1 French, 1 Dutch and 11 Polish war graves in this site.
Parking on-site or nearby; On-site facilities, including toilets.
Wheelchair access: The walk will encompass tarmac, gravel and grass paths. There are some steps, by-passable by wheelchairs. Nowhere is steep, but there are slopes.
Please come dressed for the weather and in a suitable walking shoe.
Under 12s may join the tour without a ticket if they are accompanied by a ticket holding adult.