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Sacrifice of Canadian nurses honoured on Lemnos

Sacrifice of Canadian nurses honoured on Lemnos

17/04/2015

On 17 April, the eve of the Centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Director General, Mrs Victoria Wallace, will take part in the unveiling of a new memorial at Portianos Military Cemetery on Lemnos, honouring the service and sacrifice made by two Canadian nurses during the Great War.

CWGC Remembers 70th Anniversary of Imphal

CWGC Remembers 70th Anniversary of Imphal

23/06/2014

Senior officials from the CWGC, the State of Manipur and the Indian Army, will commemorate the 70th anniversary of one of the fiercest battles of the Second World War - the Battle of Imphal - at Imphal War Cemetery and Imphal Indian Army War Cemetery.

CWGC Ready to welcome veterans for D-Day 70

CWGC Ready to welcome veterans for D-Day 70

03/06/2014

The CWGC is ready to welcome thousands of veterans to its cemeteries in Normandy this week, working with partners across government to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Scots war grave worker receives royal recognition

Scots war grave worker receives royal recognition

14/05/2014

The man responsible for the care of more than 20,000 war graves in Scotland was recognised today with the award of a special President’s Commendation from His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent.

Danish volunteers honoured for war grave work

Danish volunteers honoured for war grave work

13/05/2014

A group of war grave volunteers from Denmark are being honoured by His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, for their work in caring for the graves of those who died during the two world wars.

Pause to remember at Portsmouth International Port

Pause to remember at Portsmouth International Port

06/04/2014

The CWGC has joined forces with Portsmouth International Port and Portsmouth City Council to host an exhibition inside the Portsmouth passenger terminal from 19 May 2014 until 19 June 2014.