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Commemorations

Commemorations
Friday 20 April 2018 - 00:00

The schoolchildren of Vignacourt will pay tribute to the Allied soldiers by placing crosses sent from the school of Bargara (Australian region of Bundaberg), reading poems and presenting their drawings.
Visit of the Vignacourt Interpretation Center 14-18.

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Sunday 22 April 2018 - 10:00 to 17:00

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.

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Friday 20 April 2018 - 00:00 to Sunday 29 April 2018 - 00:00

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.

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Wednesday 4 July 2018 - 09:45 to 11:00

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.

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Thursday 8 June 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

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 - 10:30 to 11:30

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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