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Visitors are invited to attend a special ceremony at Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol, to mark the completion of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s (CWGC) restoration work to preserve grave markers and memorials to the war dead.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is seeking to reunite the family of a First World War naval veteran with his medal after it was left at CWGC’s Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium.

The 100th anniversary of one of the lesser known events of the First World War will be commemorated this weekend (25 November) at a CWGC memorial in Mbala, Zambia.

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The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) is a charitable foundation that highlights the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) by telling the stories of the 1.7m people the CWGC commemorates.

The Foundation engages young people and the wider community around the UK interested in the story of our common sacrifice and shared history.

By supporting the Foundation you will enable it to fund education and activities which will capture the public imagination, and highlight the work the CWGC does.

Together we keep their stories alive.

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The last 100 days on the Western Front

At 11 o’clock on 11 November 1918 the guns on the Western Front fell silent. The road that led to peace was not easy, and the last few months of the First World War saw fighting on a vast scale.

Hundreds of items added to the Commission’s new online archive

A second batch of archive material has been digitised and added to the new CWGC Archive Catalogue.

CWGC joins forces with Shrouds of the Somme to launch First World War legacy project

In collaboration with Shrouds of the Somme, the Commission is gathering stories and images for the more than 72,000 casualties commemorated on the CWGC Thiepval Memorial, as part of a major project commemorating Armistice Day in 2018.

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Horticulture & Works

From the start, architects worked closely with the Commission's horticultural staff to produce designs suited to the variety of climates and terrains of our cemeteries.

Public Engagement

Our Community Teams work with schools and local groups to raise the profile of the Commission’s work using innovative ways to involve the public.

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Our Apps

The Commission has created helpful resources for all ages such as mobile apps for if you are planning a trip to one of our cemeteries or memorials.