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Today, Tomorrow and the Future

The Commission continues to preserve its cemeteries and memorials and encourage the act of remembrance. Occasionally military remains are found - a human reminder of the reason the Commission came into being and why its work is still so important today. These casualties are buried with honour in one of the Commission's immaculately maintained war cemeteries.  In 2009 the discovery of 250 Australian and British casualties from the Battle of Fromelles required the construction of an entirely new cemetery, Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France. This was unveiled in 2010. 

Renovation and maintenance forms a major part of our responsibility. Each year around 20,000 headstones are either replaced or repaired by our staff. Our work is never ending and we are proud to continue to work to the high standards set by the Commission in 1917.

By preserving the memory of the dead with simple dignity and true equality, the Commission hopes to encourage future generations to remember the sacrifice made by so many.