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Wales Remembers First World War Centenary At Grave Of Hedd Wyn

Wales Remembers First World War Centenary At Grave Of Hedd Wyn

14/08/2014

On Sunday, August 17 a service will be held at the grave of Welsh poet Private Ellis Humphrey Evans, known as Hedd Wyn, as part of a weekend of activities to commemorate the 40,000 Welshmen who died in the First World War.

Commission at the Heart of the Centenary of First World War

Commission at the Heart of the Centenary of First World War

11/06/2013

Plans to mark 100 years since the beginning of the First World War in 2014 are announced by the United Kingdom government. An event at St. Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons, Belgium will feature prominently on the opening day of the centenary on 4 August 2014.

VIP visitors at Kohima War Cemetery

VIP visitors at Kohima War Cemetery

24/05/2013

On 14 May, Sharmistha Mukherjee, daughter of the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, visited Kohima War Cemetery. She was accompanied by Addl Secy (Home Department Government of Nagaland), Mrs Lithrongela Chisihi and members of the President’s entourage.

HRH The Princess Royal layed a wreath at Liverpool Naval Memorial

HRH The Princess Royal layed a wreath at Liverpool Naval Memorial

20/05/2013

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, accompanied by her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Commissioner of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, laid a wreath at the Liverpool Naval Memorial – a Commonwealth War Graves Commission site – to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic on 26 May 2013.

HRH The Duke of Kent Visited War Graves in Ireland

HRH The Duke of Kent Visited War Graves in Ireland

30/04/2013

His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, visited Ireland on 1 and 2 May to inspect war graves and took part in ceremonies to honour those who fought and died during the two world wars.

Reburial of British Soldiers took place at HAC Cemetery, France

Reburial of British Soldiers took place at HAC Cemetery, France

23/04/2013

Almost 100 years after they were killed in action, Lieutenant John Harold Pritchard and Private Christopher Douglas Elphick of The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) were re-interred in the HAC Cemetery at Ecoust-St. Mein near Arras in France.

Changes to CWGC Website

Changes to CWGC Website

28/03/2013

The CWGC is making a few changes to its website. These changes may affect its functionality.