The village of Le Hamel was the theatre of the first successful example of a combined arms attacks in a battle planned and directed by Sir John Monash, the new commander of the Australian Corps. This 93 minute battle was used as a blue print for later battles of 1918. In 1998 a memorial park commemorating the Australian Corps was unveiled on the ridge that was the objective of the battle. Four companies from US Army battalions also took part in the battle.
On 4th July 2018 a commemorative service will be held at the Australian Corps Memorial in commemoration of the cententary of the Battle of Hamel.
All visitors and tour operators to the commemorative service will require an attendance pass to gain entry to the Australian Corps Memorial and are required to carry identification with them.
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.