Due to the commemorative services taking place on 15 September at Longueval in France to mark New Zealand’s involvement in the Battle of the Somme there will be road closures in place from 6am until late afternoon which will affect the following sites:

  • Thistle Dump Cemetery, High Wood, Longueval
  • Caterpillar Valley Cemetery and NZ Memorial
  • Quarry Cemetery, Montauban
  • Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban
  • Longueval Road Cemetery
  • Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval
  • The South Africa (Delville Wood) National Memorial
  • London Cemetery & Extension, Longueval

The plans below show the area affected and the road to follow to reach the National Memorial which is marked in blue.

More information on the ceremonies is available at: http://ww100.govt.nz/battle-of-the-somme-centenary