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22 September 2017

Canadian Rededication Ceremony

The Commission headstone commemorating Leading Aircraftman Hollis Eugene HOWARD (17 Nov 1940) will be dedicated today (22 Sept 2017) at Quebec City Mount Hermon Cemetery.

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21 September 2017

Faces of the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial

The CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial, unveiled in July 1924, commemorates more than 7,200 sailors of the First World War who sailed from the naval base of Devonport. The Second World War Extension was unveiled in May 1954 and bears the names of nearly 16,000 service personnel who were lost or buried at sea.

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21 September 2017

Appeal for Relatives - Sept 2017

An appeal for relatives is a search to locate the next of kin for soldiers who fell in war. Could you be connected to any of these individuals?

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20 September 2017

Casualties of Passchendaele: the Seabrook brothers

The impact of the Third Battle of Ypres was felt in communities across Britain and the Empire. Many families mourned the loss of their husbands, fathers and sons. For one Australian family, the fighting would prove especially traumatic, as three brothers lost their lives within hours of each other.

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20 September 2017

Rededication Ceremonies in October

Two rededication services will be held on Tuesday 17 October 2017. The first for Rifleman William Dickinson Evans of The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) at 1100 hours in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Blauwepoort Farm Cemetery, Belgium.

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19 September 2017

8 facts about the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge

Wednesday 20 September marks 100 years since the Battle of Menin Road Ridge began in 1917. Here are 8 facts about the battle.

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Upcoming Events

Ceremonial burial for 19 unidentified soldiers of the First World War

28 September 2017, 11am

A ceremonial burial will be held on Thursday 28 September at 11am at the CWGC’s New Irish Farm Cemetery, Belgium, for 19 unidentified soldiers of the First World War, who served with various British Regiments.

New Irish Farm Cemetery

Outdoor Cinema - Carve Her Name With Pride

30 September 2017, 5pm - 9pm

The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation presents a special open-air screening at CWGC Brookwood Military Cemetery of the classic war film – Carve Her Name With Pride.

Brookwood Military Cemetery

Remembering Private John C A Sinclair

15 October 2017, 11am

A ceremony will be held at 11am on 15 October 2017 to mark the anniversary of the death of Private John C A Sinclair.

Dadizeele New British Cemetery

Key events

Brookwood Exhibition

To mark the centenary of the CWGC’s foundation by Royal Charter in 1917, a ground-breaking exhibition is being staged at CWGC Brookwood Military Cemetery near Woking, Surrey.

Poppies: Wave

Poppies: Wave opened at CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial on Wednesday 23 August. The sculpture by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper will be open to the public daily until 19 November.

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