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Commemorations
Wednesday 4 July 2018 - 00:00

The village of Le Hamel was the theatre of the first successful example of a combined arms attacks in a battle planned and directed by Sir John Monash, the new commander of the Australian Corps. This 93 minute battle was used as a blue print for later battles of 1918.

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Thursday 8 June 2017 - From 18h00 to 20h00

A military parade will take place in Bertrancourt on Thursday 8th June 2017, beginning at 6pm.

The parade will begin in front of the town hall and will lead to the Commonwealth cemetery where a ceremony will be held in remembrance of three soldiers from Northern Ireland.

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Sunday 7 August 2016 - From 10h30 to 11h30

The British composer George Butterworth was born on 12 July 1885 and died in the line of duty as a lieutenant in the 13th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. He was killed by a sniper at Pozières in 1916 during the Battle of the Somme but his body never found.

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Thursday 30 June 2016 - From 18h00 to 19h00

At 6pm on 30 June, a ceremony will be held at the French Military Cemetery at Rancourt in commemoration of the French soldiers who fought and died in the Battle of the Somme, in the presence of the French Secretary of State for Veterans and Remembrance, Jean-Marc Todeschini,

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Saturday 25 June 2016 - From 14h30 to 17h00

Inspired by the national flowers of remembrance: the poppy for the British and Commonwealth countries, the cornflower for the French and the forget-me-not for the Germans, the 'Association Picarde des Parcs et Jardins' has created the "Rose Somme 2016".

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Sunday 7 August 2016 - 00:00

A ceremony will be held in commeration to George Butterworth MC, a lieutenant of the 13th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, who was killed by a sniper in 1916 at Pozières during the Battle of the Somme.

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