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04 June 2020

Appeal for Relatives Brentford and Chiswick (St. Lawrence) Burial Ground

The Commission wishes to make contact with the next of kin of the following casualties buried in Brentford and Chiswick (St. Lawrence) Burial Ground:

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01 June 2020

Commonwealth War Graves Foundation Stamp Competition

The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) aims to engage and educate people - especially the young - with the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), and the stories of the men and women who died whilst fighting oppression, extremism and intolerance in the two World Wars.

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28 May 2020

CWGC commemorates 20th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Covid-19 pandemic

Decades after the creation of this unique Canadian war memorial, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission pays tribute to Canada’s war dead around the world.

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20 May 2020

CWGC gardeners honour Normandy war dead

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is helping those who cannot make the annual pilgrimage to Normandy to pay tribute to the Second World War dead. Every year veterans and relatives return to CWGC’s cemeteries in France to remember those killed on D-Day and the pivotal battles of 1944. In today’s unique circumstances tributes will instead be laid by our gardeners on behalf of those who cannot travel.

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15 May 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

Travel advisory and other information surrounding Covid-19 and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Last updated 15 May 2020.

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11 May 2020

Appeal for Relatives - 11 May 2020

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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Upcoming Events

75th Hong Kong Liberation Day

30 August 2020, 11:00 - 13:00

A commemorative ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of Hong Kong Liberation Day at Sai Wan War Cemetery.

Freedom Fire at Mierlo War Cemetery

19 September 2020, 19:00 - 21:00

On September 19th the Freedom Fire is brought from Bayeux to Mierlo War Cemetery, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony.

Memorial Service for Nine RAF/VR/WAAF F Section SOE Agents and 149 Special Duties Aircrew Commemorated at Runnymede

Key events

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.

Centenary events round up

Centenary events

To mark the centenary of the CWGC's foundation by Royal Charter in 1917, the Commission has staged and participated in a number of events and projects.

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