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Anzac Day New Zealand Service - Longueval

Anzac Day New Zealand Service - Longueval

Saturday 22 April 2017 - From 15h00 to 17h00

The Battle of the Somme was New Zealand's first major engagement on the Western Front. It took a huge toll on the 15,000 members of the New Zealand Division who were involved. Roughly one in seven of the division who fought on the Somme was killed, and about four in every ten were wounded. More than 2000 New-Zealanders lie buried on what was once the battlefield of the Somme.

Over half of the members of the New Zealand Division who died on the Somme have no known grave. The names of over 1200 men are inscribed on the New Zealand Memorial to the Missing in the Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, west of the village of Longueval.

Anzac Day Service

ANZAC Day - Mémorial néo-zélandais de Longueval
Visitors are welcome to attendthe Anzac Day service of remembrance at the New Zealand Memorial, Longueval, on 22 April 2017. No car park will be available on site, but a free shuttle service will depart from the Longueval town centre at 2pm and return after the ceremony.

No inscription or registration is needed to attend the ceremony, but any school groups wishing to participate are asked to contact the New Zealand Embassy in Paris.

For more information, please visit the website of the New Zealand Embassy or WW100
 

 

Venue of event: 
Caterpilar Valley Cemetery and Memorial
80360 Longueval