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Armistice Day - 11 November - Events & Commemorations

Armistice Day - 11 November - Events & Commemorations

Sunday 11 November 2018 - 08:00 to 23:00
@Garry

On 11th November 1918, four long years of war were brought to an end when the Armistice was signed in a railway carriage at Rethondes near Compiègne. This historic date was made a public holiday in France and today marks an important occasion for local inhabitants to gather at their war memorials and cemeteries in remembrance of the fallen.

Small ceremonies and remembrance parades are also held in each town and village of the Somme on the 11th November. Visitors will be made most welcome if they wish to attend these commemorative events. Here's a selection:

Ceremonies in Albert and surrounding villages

(all times and events to be confirmed)
 

  •  Albert:

9.30 am : Ceremony at the Basilique
11am : parade from place Emile Leturcq to french and british cemeteries

  • Arquèves War Memorial : 11am
  • Authuille Parade  : 11am
  • Beaumont-Hamel War Memorial : 11.30am
  • Becourdel Becourt : 11am : war memorial and British cemetery
  • Bray-sur-Somme: 10.30 parade to war memorial
  • Cappy: 9.30 parade to war memorial
  • Contalmaison 11.30 : war memorial
  • Étinehem-Méricourt 12.00 : reading of 4 soldiers' biographies and exhibition about the war memorial, in the communal room
  • Forceville-en-Amiénois war memorial : 11am, walk to the british cemetery
  • Harponville 11.30 am : gathering at the town hall, services at the war memorial and cemeteries
  • Hédauville 11am : parade from the town hall to the war memorial and British cemetery
  • Louvencourt : 11:45 : wreath laying at the war memorial and parade to British cemetery
  • Mametz War Memorial : 11am
  • Maricourt Cemetery wreath laying : 11am
  • Millencourt War Memorial and British Cemetery : 11am
  • Montauban-de-Picardie War Memorial : 11am
  • Ovillers-la-Boisselle :

10.15 am: Ovillers War Memorial
10.30 am : military cemetery
10.45 am : civilian cemetery
11am : calvaire breton
11.20am : parade to La Boisselle
11.40am : War Memorial
11.55am : la Madelon
12.10am: 19th Western Division Cross
12.20am : civilian cemetery
12.25am :  Tyneside Scottish & Tyneside Irish Memorials
2.30pm: Lochnagar Crater

  • Bouzincourt : 11am : gathering at the town hall, parade to the war memorial and British cemetery
  • Mailly-Maillet :

11.30 am : communal cemetery, wreath laying at the british cemetery
12.00am : parade from the town hall to the War Memorial, wreath laying

  • Pozières :

11am : French war memorial
11.30 : Australian war memorial

  • Puchevillers British cemetery : 11.30, War Memorial : 12am
  • in Amiens

    (all times and events to be confirmed)

  • 8:30am: walk from the Comédie de Picardie to the Place du Maréchal Foch, through the "Parmi Nous" exhibition, with the artist Jérôme Toq’R « Koklyko »
  • 10:00am: commemoration in Saint-Acheul cemetery
  • 11:15am: commemoration at the Amiens War Memorial, Place du Marechal Foch, with 240 children of Amiens schools
  • in Corbie

    (all times and events to be confirmed)

  • 9:45am: wreath laying, Rue des longues vignes cemetery
  • 10:00am: walk from the Höxter Corvey street
  • 10:30am: wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial - readings, national anthems
  • in Villers-Bretonneux

    (all times and events to be confirmed)

  • 9:45am: gathering Place du Général de Gaulle
  • 10:00am: wreath laying at the War Memorial

 

 

Venue of event: 
Towns and villages
80000 Somme