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Centenary of the Battle of Hamel – Australian Corps Memorial, Le Hamel, France

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Service: Centenary of the Battle of Hamel
Date: Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Time: TBC
Seating style: TBC
Venue: The Australian Corps Memorial, Le Hamel, France
Weather: Warm/hot
Attendance passes: Required – Available July 2017
Visa requirements: Australian Passport – No, check your visa requirements
Security: Airport-style screening

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The Australian Corps Memorial, Le Hamel, France

The Centenary of the Battle of Hamel commemorative service will be conducted at the Australian Corps Memorial located 500 metres to the west of the village of Le Hamel which is in the Hauts-de-France Region of Northern France.

The Memorial was constructed on the ridge that was the objective of the 4 July 1918 battle fought at this location. This battle was a success due to the planning and direction provided by General Sir John Monash GC KCB VD and was the first successful example of a combined arms attacks and included units of the American Expeditionary Force under Australian command.

The Memorial honours not only the success of the battle but also the service of all Australians who fought on the Western Front as part of the Australian Corp. The remains of some of the trenches used during the battle exist today around the memorial site.

Detailed Service Program

The Centenary of the Battle of Hamel commemorative service will be conducted during daylight hours on 4 July 2018.

Transport Arrangements

Road Closures

There will be traffic management arrangements in place controlling access to and from the Le Hamel area on 4 July 2018.

Transport to the Commemorative Site

A Park and Ride system will operate from a designated location in the area.

All attendees for the service, including those travelling by private vehicle or tour operator coach, must travel to the Park and Ride facility, park their vehicles there and be shuttled to the commemorative site by DVA coordinated coaches.

Accessible Transport and Infrastructure

Accessible vehicles will be available to transport those who require it from the Park and Ride facility to the commemorative site and return. Accessible parking and toilets will also be available at the facility.

Accessible seating and toilets will be available at the commemorative site.

Accessible entrance to the commemorative site will be through the main entrance.

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Contact information

In Australia

Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Telephone: 1300 364 002
Email: overseascommemorations@dva.gov.au
Facebook: DVA Aus / Anzac Centenary
Twitter: @DVAAus

For Consular Assistance in France

Telephone: +33 140 593 300
Email: Consular.Paris@dfat.gov.au
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Emergency helpline

Consular Emergency Centre 24 Hour Phone Service:
Telephone: 1300 555 135 within Australia (local call cost) or
Telephone: +61 2 6261 3305 from outside Australia

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