Centenary of the Battle of the Somme
The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme is on 1 July 2016. A national commemorative event will be held at 12:00 (11:00 UK time) at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Thiepval Memorial in Northern France.
The event will be 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.
On this page are the following documents:
- Postal Ballot Registration Form - please complete the registration form as carefully and clearly as you can, using black ink and block capitals.
The registration form must be returned in time for it to be received before the closing date of 18 November 2016. No entries received after this date will be accepted.
Please send the completed form, in a stamped, addressed envelope, to:
Somme 2016, HPower Group, Stable House, St Albans Close, Windsor, Berks, SL4 1UT
Information sheet setting out information concerning entry to the ballot. Please read this carefully before entering the ballot.
Ballot Rules and Terms and Conditions - please read these carefully before entering the ballot.
All of the above information, including an electronic application form, can be found on the website:
If you have any enquiries which are not answered in the above documents, please call the First World War Events Team at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on 020 7211 2064.