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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.

Enquiries Contact Change

Enquiries Contact Change

12/11/2014

Huge interest in the Centenary of the First World War and, more recently, Remembrance Day have resulted in an influx of more detailed requests for information coming into our Enquiries Team.

Remembrance shrine to WWII airmen is restored

Remembrance shrine to WWII airmen is restored

08/11/2014

A pivotal part of Britain’s primary memorial to the Royal Air Force casualties of the Second World War has been restored to former glory by the CWGC in time for Remembrance Sunday.

Lighting Up The Western Front

Lighting Up The Western Front

10/10/2014

An inspirational project to light up the First World War front line across Belgium, will take place between 7.00pm and 8.30pm on Friday 17 October.

‘Race To The Sea’ Soldiers To Be Reburied

‘Race To The Sea’ Soldiers To Be Reburied

07/10/2014

15 British First World War casualties are to be reburied at CWGC Y Farm Cemetery at a ceremony in France on 22 October, one hundred years after they were killed during an offensive close to the border with Belgium.

CWGC Improves Website Casualty Search

CWGC Improves Website Casualty Search

29/09/2014

We recently introduced enhancements to our website in order to improve the user experience. We recognised that some users encountered difficulties around querying our records.

CWGC Marks Battle Of Arnhem Anniversary

CWGC Marks Battle Of Arnhem Anniversary

16/09/2014

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is helping to bring war-time history to life with the launch of 21st century signage at CWGC Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery in the Netherlands.

Virtual Tour of St. Symphorien Military Cemetery

Virtual Tour of St. Symphorien Military Cemetery

21/08/2014

It is exactly 100 years ago these days (21-23 August 2014) that the First World War broke out. Many of the first casualties are buried at St. Symphorien Military Cemetery in Belgium. This small tour tells you all about this remarkable place's main features.

Reburials France

Reburials France

18/08/2014

Two British soldiers who died during the First World War and three British soldiers who died during the Second World War will be buried with full military honours in France on 27 and 28 August 2014.