2016 Fromelles and Pozières Commemorative Service arrangements


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The Fromelles commemorative service at the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery at 1:00pm on 19 July 2016, will be open to members of the public who hold an Australian Government-issued Attendance Pass, and will incorporate the dedication of the headstones of those soldiers buried in the cemetery who have recently been identified.

The Pheasant Wood site will open to the public from 10:00 am and a pre-service program will commence at noon. There is seating for 3,200 members of public in tiered, grandstand style seating.

At 5:15pm that evening another service will be conducted at the memorial wall at the VC Corner Cemetery. Due to space restrictions at this site members of the public will not be able to attend this service, but will be able to watch it live on video screens from seats at the Pheasant Wood Cemetery.

For those who do not receive an Attendance Pass to the Pheasant Wood service there will be a field opened, adjacent to the Pheasant Wood Cemetery, where they can watch the services live on large video screens. 

At Pozières a commemorative service will be conducted at the site of the 1st Australian Division Memorial at 4:00pm on 23 July 2016, open to Australians who hold an Australian Government-issued Attendance Pass. The commemorative site will be open to the public from 1:00pm and a pre-service program will commence at 3:00pm.

While there is a capacity for 3,500 members of the public to attend this service, the majority of attendees will need to stand as there will be limited seating available.

For those who do not receive an Attendance Pass to the service at Pozières the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing on the Somme will be available as a secondary site to watch the service live on large video screens.

As new information becomes available, the DVA website and the Anzac Centenary website will be updated and Tour Operators will receive further confirmed information and updates.

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