In April 1918, the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux was in part commanded from the Château de Tronville. Australian troops who took part in this battle were billeted in Blangy-Tronville, along the chalk banks.
To accompany the Anzac Day commemorations, the municipality of Villers-Bretonneux and local associations hold a week of commemorative events including sporting events, walks and concerts.
On the 11th November 1918 the Armistice was signed between between the Allies and Germany, bringing an end to four long years of war.
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.
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.
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.
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,