French Flanders & Artois WW1 Events

Chapel and graves at Ablain St-Nazaire French Military Cemetery (Notre Dame de Lorette)

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Remembrance Ceremony

Weekly Act of Remembrance: Souvenir Flame

Lantern Tower at Notre Dame de Lorette French cemetery

Sundays (Palm Sunday to 11 November inclusive) at 11.45 hours

Ablain St-Nazaire French Military Cemetery (Notre Dame de Lorette), Souchez

Free

Each Sunday from Palm Sunday to 11 November at 11.45 hours the “Souvenir Flame” in the centre of the cemetery is rekindled by the leader of the Honour Guards on duty that day.

Ablain St-Nazaire French Military Cemetery (Notre Dame de Lorette), Souchez

ANZAC Day Wreath Laying Ceremony, Bullecourt

Bullecourt Mairie

25 April 2020, at 15.00 hours and 16.00 hours

Location: Bullecourt 62128

  • Event One: 15.00 hours ANZAC Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Commonwealth and the French monuments in Bullecourt village centre, the Square du Souvenir Français
  • Event Two: 16:00 hours ANZAC Day Commemorative Service at the Australian “Digger” Memorial on the outskirts of the village.
Digger Memorial at Bullecourt

For information about these and other ANZAC Day Services in France and Belgium you can visit the Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs:

Website: www.dva.gov.au Anzac Day in France 2020

Or make an enquiry at the Musée Jean et Denise Letaille - Bullecourt 1917

Email (Musée Bullecourt 1917): musee-bullecourt1917@cc-sudartois.fr

Telephone: +33 3 21 55 33 20

For information about the Australian Memorial Park Bullecourt see our page:

Australian Memorial Park Bullecourt

10 November Annual Ceremony of Remembrance at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

10 November, 2019 at 11.00-12.00 hours

Location: Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Chemin des canadiens, 62580 Givenchy-en-Gohelle

Free

Details of the Ceremony of Remembrance can be requested from the Veterans Affairs Canada/Anciens Combattants Canada website:

Website: www.veterans.gc.ca Canadian National Vimy Memorial 10 November 2019

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

11 November Remembrance Day Moment of Reflection at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

11 November 2019 at 11.00 hours

Location: Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Chemin des canadiens, 62580 Givenchy-en-Gohelle

Free

Members of the public are welcome to attend. No invitation is required. Please arrive before 10.30 hours.

Canadian student guides will hold a 'Moment of Reflection' at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.

Details are available on the on the Veterans Affairs Canada/Anciens Combattants Canada website:

Website: www.veterans.gc.ca Canadian National Vimy Memorial 11 November 2019

For information about the memorial and how to find its location you can see our webpage at:

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Related Topic

Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery & Arras Memorial, Arras
Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras

For information about places to visit and the battles that took place in the region of French Flanders & Artois see our page:

French Flanders & Artois Battlefields