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23 August 2018

Burial service for four Canadian First World War soldiers at Loos British Cemetery

A burial service for four Canadian First World War soldiers will take place at 13:30 at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Loos British Cemetery in France.

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17 August 2018

Métis First World War Hero Remembered

To mark the end of the First World War Centenary, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has launched its “Road to Peace” project. The project tells 120 personal stories of casualties who died during the final 100 days of the First World War, from 8 August to 11 November.

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13 August 2018

Appeal for relatives - August 2018

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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13 August 2018

Take a guided tour of the CWGC’s largest UK site

This autumn, visitors to the Commission’s largest cemetery in the UK are invited to join a new series of tours to discover its history and the incredible stories of those buried there.

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12 August 2018

Surrey First World War Hero Remembered

To mark the end of the First World War Centenary, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has launched its “Road to Peace” campaign. The campaign tells 120 personal stories of casualties who died during the final 100 days of the First World War, from 8 August to 11 November.

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07 August 2018

The Road To Peace

CWGC marks end of First World War Centenary with 120 personal stories to represent the 120,000 lives lost from Amiens to Armistice

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Upcoming Events

Ligny-en-Cambresis Communal Cemetery

25 August 2018, 11am

Wreath laying ceremony to pay respects to Lt William Malcom Chisholm KIA on 27 August 1914.

Ligny-en-Cambrésis Communal Cemetery

Camborne Youth Band visit to Sailly-sur-Lys Cemetery

25 August 2018, 11:00

Cornish miners from Dolcoath mine in Cornwall joined the 25th Field Ambulance in 1914. They were stationed at Estaires and early in 1915 played three rugby matches there (between Cornwall and Devon men) after a local club sent out a ball. 100 years on, the great great grandson of one of these men is in Camborne Youth Band and has his bugle. He and the band will play at the graveside of Thomas Penhorwood, one of the Cornish rugby players who was killed at Aubers Ridge.

Anzac Cemetery, Sailly-Sur-La-Lys

Merchant Navy Day Commemorative Service and Reunion

09 September 2018, 12.30pm - 2pm

The parade will start at 12.30pm in Muscovy Street and proceed through Trinity Square Gardens to the Merchant Navy Memorial where the annual open-air service will be held.

Tower Hill Memorial

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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