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War graves in the UK: A unique approach to commemoration and care

War graves in the UK: A unique approach to commemoration and care

31/10/2014

In this article we look at why there are more than 300,000 Commonwealth war dead commemorated in the United Kingdom, who looks after them and how and why our approach is different to anywhere else in the CWGC.

Canadian casualties reinterred

Canadian casualties reinterred

28/04/2015

Eight First World War casualties of the Canadian Infantry will be re-buried in France on 13 May, with five positively identified following anthropological and historical research. 

Recognition for Haidar Pasha

Recognition for Haidar Pasha

23/04/2015

The CWGC is urging more people to visit a historic cemetery in the heart of Istanbul – the final resting place of more than 6,000 servicemen from the Crimean and Two World Wars.

Exhibition for First World War poet

Exhibition for First World War poet

22/04/2015

The CWGC is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of First World War poet, Rupert Brooke, by participating in a unique exhibition on the Greek island of Skyros where he is buried.

Appeal for Relatives

Appeal for Relatives

21/04/2015

The Commission intends to carry out work on a number of the war graves in the United Kingdom.

Reburial at Prowse Point Cemetery

Reburial at Prowse Point Cemetery

16/04/2015

100 years after they were killed in action in October 1914, six unknown British servicemen of the First World War were re-interred today at ‪Prowse Point Military Cemetery near Ieper, Belgium.

Gallipoli Milestone Marked

Gallipoli Milestone Marked

18/03/2015

March 18 marks 100 years since a defining moment in the First World War’s Gallipoli campaign, the confrontation between Allied forces and the former Ottoman Empire that ultimately cost thousands of lives on both sides.

Appeal for Relatives

Appeal for Relatives

17/03/2015

The Commission intends to carry out work on a number of the war graves in the United Kingdom.