Visiting the site

The site has now fully re-opened. More information about visiting the site, and other sites in the region, can be found on the CWGC’s dedicated webpage.



141 days

The Royal British Legion are organising a daily commemorative service which will take place at the memorial at 1150 every day from 2 July until 17 November. For more information about these events and how to take part, please see The Royal British Legion website.

Attendance at events on 2 and 3 July may be restricted in numbers. For more information, please see The Royal British Legion website.



CWGC Thiepval Application

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has created a special applicattion for the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the THIEPVAL APP. The app is free to download and makes it easier than ever before to locate a soldier’s name on the memorial, as well as revealing the stories of some of the 72,000 men honoured at Thiepval.


This will be very helpful foir those visisting the Memorial, and also for those that attended the event and would like to find out more about particular soldiers. The app can be accessed at the following links: