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Remembrance Ceremony at Lochnagar Crater

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On 1st July, there will be the annual ceremony commemorating the opening of The Battle of the Somme at Lochnagar Crater. Please take your place at the crater by 7.15am as the ceremony will start precisely at 7.28am with a maroon and whistles. Attendees are welcome to bring their own 'Metropolitan' whistles if they have one and also lay their own …


St George's Memorial Church Concert: The Men Who Marched Away 'Songs of the Great War'

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Acclaimed musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews use music and song to convey the story of "The War to End All Wars," -  created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the First World War. The Men Who Marched Away is a stunning mix of soldiers' songs, music hall numbers, and war poems set to new music and original compositions. There's not holdi…


Polygon Wood ANZAC Day Commemoration Ceremony 108th Anniversary

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Details from the Australian Embassy in Brussels. The program includes a dawn service at Buttes, New British Cemetery and commemorative services at Menin Gate and Toronto Avenue Cemetery. It has accompanying notes and weblinks, and includes commemorations jointly held with the New Zealand Embassy in Brussels. You will be able to follow the Anzac D…


'Book Launch Event, Photographic Exhibition and Lecture' with Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy

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On Friday 10th November 2023, author, photographer and economist, Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy will launch and be signing his next book: In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War - Sarajevo to Versailles (Volume Two) . The event will be held in St Augustine's Church, Passchendaele at 8pm following the Commemoration Ceremony at Crest Farm Memorial an…


Dawn Commemoration of the Battle of Arras 106th Anniversary

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Image: Lt John Brooke - This is photograph is Q 5113 from the collections of the IWM - Troops of the 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers waiting in Arras for the order to move up, 9 April 1917.  In the early hours of the morning of 9th April 1917, the Battle of Arras commenced with 24,000 British soldiers emerging from the protection of underground ch…


Hawthorn Ridge Crater Commemoration - 1st July 2023

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One of the most iconic sequences of film footage from the First World War is undoubtedly Geoffrey Malin's capture of the Hawthorn Redoubt Mine being detonated at 7.20am on 1st July 1916 and the subsequent failure of the attack made by the 29th Division in the Beaumont Hamel area. The annual commemoration ceremony organised by the Hawthorn Ridge Cr…


Lochnagar Remembrance Ceremony - 11th November 2023

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The Friends of Lochnagar invites everyone to an Armistice Day remembrance Ceremony at Lochnagar Crater which will commence at 12.00 midday on 11th November 2023. Attendees should arrive at the Crater by 11.50am and if you have a whistle from the period, please bring it along. There will also be a Facebook Livestream from the Lochnagar Ceremony wh…