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18 April 2019

International Day of Monuments and Sites

The International Day of Monuments and Sites is a celebration of cultural heritage and its affect on the environment. We take a look at some of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) cemeteries and memorials and the effects the environment had on their design.

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16 April 2019

D-Day 75 at Commonwealth War Graves Bayeux War Cemetery

The 6 June 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings – one of the most remarkable Allied wartime operations.

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15 April 2019

Appeal for Relative - Corporal Robert Owen Davies

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

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09 April 2019

CWGC Launches #RememberedHere to highlight UK War Graves

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is encouraging the British public to engage with the stories of the war dead in their hometowns with its #RememberedHere campaign.

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05 April 2019

CWGC Experience Telling the Story

As the physical build of the CWGC’s new visitor centre nears completion, we take a look at what the centre will contain, and who is telling our story and how.

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03 April 2019

The People's Centenary: Report on Public Attitudes to the First World War Centenary published

CWGC Collaborates on National Report evaluating the impact of the First World War Centenary

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Upcoming Events

Anzac Day Commemoration at Tyne Cot Cemetery & Memorial

25 April 2019, 10:15

A wreath laying ceremony will be conducted at Tyne Cot Cemetery at 10:15 on 25 April 2019.

Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial

Anzac Day Commemoration at Chanak Consular Cemetery

25 April 2019, 11:30 - 12:30

The annual ANZAC Day Commemorative service will take place at Chanak Consular Cemetery on 25 April 2019.

Chanak Consular Cemetery, Turkey

Anzac Day Commemoration at Helipolis War Cemetery

25 April 2019, 05:00 - 06:00

The annual ANZAC Day commemorative service at Heliopolis War Cemetery will be held on 25 April 2019.

Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt

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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