Innovation enables war stories to be shared at CWGC Arnos Vale Cemetery
04 February 2015
Fresh insights into Bristolians and international casualties of
the world wars will be revealed at the unveiling of an interactive
visitor information panel in CWGC Arnos Vale Cemetery in South
Bristol on January 30.
Digital artefacts and stories of the servicemen who died on
land, in the air and at sea will be made available by the
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) to smartphones users at
Visitors can use their phones to scan a code that navigates to a
website revealing the backstories of those who died from starvation
and exhaustion, now buried or commemorated at the two
Bishopston Cricket Club member and Bristol Tramway Company
worker Percival Gange, who tragically died in a flying accident
shortly before the end of the First World War, is one example of
the fallen that visitors will be able to learn more about.
Click here to learn more about Second Lieutenant Gange via the
microsite that will be accessed by those using the interactive
panel at CWGC Arnos Vale Cemetery.
The panel unveiling will be made at 11am by Juliette Randall,
Chief Executive of Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust, who will be joined by
Andy Knowlson, CWGC supervisor for the west country. Members of the
press and public are warmly invited to attend.
Mr Knowlson said: "The CWGC is pleased to be able to preserve
the memory of the Commonwealth servicemen commemorated in Arnos
Vale through the installation of interactive visitors panels. We
hope Bristolians and others will be drawn to visit the cemetery to
pay their respects and learn more about the protagonists of both
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