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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission and The Royal British Legion work together on Somme 141

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission and The Royal British Legion work together on Somme 141

20/11/2015

Working with the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport to deliver a series of events commemorating the fallen from the first to the last day of the Battle of the Somme.

Remember UK War Graves Too

Remember UK War Graves Too

09/11/2015

Ahead of Remembrance Sunday, Communities Secretary Greg Clark is launching 'The Living Memory Project', designed to remind people of the 300,000 war graves and memorials in the UK. Many of these memorials lie in forgotten corners of graveyards; the Living Memory initiative is designed to aid their rediscovery.

UK Government announces plans for battle of Jutland centenary

UK Government announces plans for battle of Jutland centenary

13/10/2015

UK Government will be hosting commemorative events in the Orkney Islands.

The Culture Secretary today announced the Government's plans to commemorate the Battle of Jutland, which brought together the two most powerful naval forces in the largest naval battle of the First World War.

CWGC marks centenary of First World War poet's death

CWGC marks centenary of First World War poet's death

14/04/2015

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (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.