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20 September 2018

Grave of Second World War Pilot Redidicated 77 Years after Death

The grave of 26-year-old Flying Officer David Stein, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, was rededicated in France on Wednesday 19 September.

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20 September 2018

Dedication Service to be held for Second World War Canadian Wing Commander

Dedication Ceremony for Wing Commander B.F.N. RAWSON in Hamilton Woodland Cemetery

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14 September 2018

Sidcup First World War Hero Remembered

The stories have been compiled by the CWGC’s team of historians and includes the remarkable account of Lieutenant Vivian Sutton, a First World War hero from Kent. During his service Vivian fought in many key battles across the Middle East and Europe.

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13 September 2018

Heritage Day welcomes locals and tourists to New Irish Farm Cemetery

Local Flemish families and tourists were given an insight into the daily work undertaken by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) at an open day in Belgium last week.

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10 September 2018

CWGC statement on War Graves in Algeria

The CWGC is deeply saddened by the damage to graves at La Reunion War Cemetery near Bejaia, Algeria, and our sympathies go out to the descendants and comrades of the war dead who will be so deeply affected by this news.

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07 September 2018

Photo exhibition captures war graves at sunset

The lives of war casualties will be remembered through a new photography exhibition at Bristol Cathedral following a four-year project to chronicle graves and memorials in the West Country.

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Upcoming Events

Rue David Military Cemetery

23 September 2018, 3pm

The Embassy to India to France is hosting commemorative ceremonies dedicated to the 9300 Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives in France and Belgium during the Great War.

Rue David Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix

St. Sever Cemetery and Extension

27 September 2018, 3pm

The Embassy to India to France is hosting commemorative ceremonies dedicated to the 9300 Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives in France and Belgium during the Great War.

St Sever Cemetery and Extension

Performance by Shirley Pipe Band

29 September 2018, 9:15 - 9:45am

Members of Shirley Pipe Band will pause during their tour of WW1 battlefields and cemeteries to play for around 10 minutes at around 9:30am.

Tyne Cot Cemetery

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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