Somme Remembrance at Thiepval

Each year the Legion holds a commemorative event at the Thiepval Memorial on 1 July to mark the anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme, one of the largest battles of the First World War.

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The commemoration on Sunday 1 July will begin at 11am.

The Thiepval Memorial is the largest Commonwealth war memorial in the world and bears the names of more than 72,000 men who died on the Somme and have no known grave. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, it is also commemorates the alliance between the British Empire and France. Beside the memorial is a cemetery with equal numbers of Commonwealth and French graves, brought together from all over the battlefield.

For those attending the event, please note that visitors cannot walk or drive to the memorial due to road closures. A shuttle service will run from 8am at Parking Relais Thiepval.

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