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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.

British Army Officers Make Memorial Dive To HMS Maori

British Army Officers Make Memorial Dive To HMS Maori

03/10/2012

Captain Ken McIntosh and Major Dave Stone have taken part in a very different act of remembrance. While visiting Malta, they dived to the wreck of HMS Maori and attached a Royal British Legion Memorial Cross to the ship.

CWGC team tackles graffiti in Leeds Cemetery

CWGC team tackles graffiti in Leeds Cemetery

03/10/2012

A Commonwealth War Graves Commission works team has gone into Leeds (Hunslet New) Cemetery to take on a three-day job to clean graffiti from the Cross of Sacrifice.

Second World War Soldier to be re-interred

Second World War Soldier to be re-interred

27/09/2012

Private Lewis Curtis of the 5th Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment was re-interred at Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on Wednesday October 3rd, nearly 70 years after his death.

European Heritage Open Days

European Heritage Open Days

25/09/2012

The France Area of CWGC took part for the first time in the European Heritage Open Days, at the Arras Memorial in the Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery on September 15th and 16th.

New Cross for Neath cemetery

New Cross for Neath cemetery

19/09/2012

The Cross of Sacrifice at Neath Llantwit cemetery has been repaired after thieves damaged it when they stole the bronze sword.