Welcome to the official website for the UK national commemorative event to mark the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme, at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Thiepval Memorial on 1 July 2016.

The event to mark the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 2016, at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Thiepval Memorial in Northern France, has now concluded.

The delivery of the events was led by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on behalf of the UK Government, and the French Mission du Centenaire de la Premiere Guerre mondiale, on behalf of the French Government, in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and The Royal British Legion.