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On 3 September 2016, commemorations were held in Guillemont at the memorial to the 16th (Irish) Division, the division which recaptured the village one hundred years ago during the Battle of the Somme.

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In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gueudecourt (12th October 1916), a  ceremony was held at the Newfoundland Gueudecourt Memorial.

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On 24 August 2016, a ceremony was held in Maurepas in commemoration of the battle that had taken place in the village exactly one hundred years before, which involved troops of the 1st Infantry Regiment of the French Army and the 63rd Battalion of Chasseurs Alpins during the Battle of the Somme

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Pierre Normand served as a captain with the French Army during the First World War but never spoke of his experiences. It was only after his death that his diaries were found, detailing his daily life during the war and the Battle of the Somme. Read some selected passages here.

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