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Centenary of the Battle of Moreuil

Centenary of the Battle of Moreuil

Friday 30 March 2018 - 00:00 to Saturday 31 March 2018 - 00:00

The Battle of Moreuil Wood took place on 30 March 1918 on the banks of the Arve River in the Somme.  The Canadian Cavalry Brigade attacked and forced the Germans to withdraw from Moreuil Wood. This defeat contributed to bringing a halt to the German Spring Offensive of 1918.

In commemoration of this battle, the village of Moreuil is hosting two days of events on 30 & 31 March 2018
 


Programme of events

Friday 30 March:
  • 9am - Commemoration at the Canadian Memorial
  • 9.45am - Procession starting between Moreuil Wood and Corne Wood
  • 10am - Commemorations at Corne Wood and at the Memorial to the Missing
  • 11.15am - Commemoration at Moreuil Communal Cemetery Allied Extension
  • 12.15pm - Commemoration at the Moreuil village war memorial
  • 12.30pm - Cocktails provided by the town of Moreuil, Antoine Vitez Hall, Place Victor Hugo
  • 12.45pm - Lunch (5€ per person excluding drinks)
  • 3pm - Free time OR visit to the cemetery where Gordon Flowerdew VC is buried OR visit to Senecat Castel Wood
  • 7.30pm - Commemorations at Thézy-Glimont
  • 8pm - Dinner at the Couleur d'Antan Café, Rue de l'Eglise, 80440  Thézy-Glimont (25€ per person including drinks - bookings required)

Saturday 31 March:
  • 10am - Parade through the streets of Moreuil
  • 10.30 - Freedom of the City Ceremony with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • 11am - Church service in Moreuil Church with 25 pipers
  • 12.30pm - Lunch in Antoine Vitez Hall, Place Victor Hugo (15€ per person excluding drinks)
  • 3pm - Parade with horses of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • 8pm - Evening festivities & dinner. Antoine Vitez Hall, Place Victor Hugo. (40€ per person + two drinks - bookings required)
Organiser: 
Tourist Office of Avre Luce Noye
03.22.41.58.72
Venue of event: 
Bois de la Corne
Place Norbert Malterre (Town Hall)
80110 Moreuil