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CWGC opens Information Centre in Europe

CWGC opens Information Centre in Europe

05/05/2017

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has opened its first Information Centre in Western Europe, close to one of its most well-known memorials.

Lascar seamen commemorated with new headstones

Lascar seamen commemorated with new headstones

30/11/2016

A special service was held at Margate Cemetery, Kent today, November 30, to honour two Lascar Seamen who died upon “S.S. Matra”, which sank on November 13, 1939, after hitting a German underwater mine.

HMS Barham - 75th Anniversary

HMS Barham - 75th Anniversary

16/11/2016

25 November 2016 marks the 75th Anniversary of the loss of the British battleship HMS Barham. Over 860 of her crew were lost when the ship went down in the Mediterranean Sea in 1941 during the Second World War.

HMAS Sydney - 75th Anniversary

HMAS Sydney - 75th Anniversary

16/11/2016

19 November 2016 marks the 75th Anniversary of the loss of the Australian warship HMAS Sydney. Her entire ship’s company of 645 were lost when the ship went down in 1941 off the western coast of Australia.