New Zealand’s Minister of Defence visited the CWGC’s Buttes New British Cemetery yesterday to honour the country’s soldiers lost 100 years ago, as part of a First World War battlefields tour in Belgium.Read More
Today, 15 February, marks 100 years since pilot and dance superstar Vernon William Blythe Castle died in a plane crash in Texas. Commemorated by the Commission in New York, Vernon was a distinguished pilot who flew hundreds of combat missions. Here is more about the man remembered as one of America’s first celebrity dancers.Read More
Tomorrow marks the 60th anniversary of the unveiling of the CWGC Rangoon Memorial in Myanmar by General Sir Francis Festing, Commander in Chief of Far East Land Forces, on 9 February 1958.Read More
A service of remembrance was held at the CWGC’s Kilnaughton Military Cemetery on the Scottish island of Islay this week to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the British vessel the SS Tuscania.Read More
The Commission commemorates almost 30,000 members of New Zealand forces who died during the two world wars. Here are 5 facts about New Zealand forces in the First and Second World War, and some of the CWGC cemeteries and memorials where they are commemorated.Read More
The CWGC commemorates more than 650 woman who died during the First World War. Nurses, munitions factory workers, postal service and police patrols were some of the most common jobs for women during the war. Many women also supported and campaigned as part of the suffragette movement, which after years of struggle saw the first British women gain the right to vote in February 1918. Here are two women remembered at CWGC sites who supported the movement 100 years ago.Read More
To mark the centenary of the CWGC’s foundation by Royal Charter in 1917, a ground-breaking exhibition was staged at CWGC Brookwood Military Cemetery near Woking, Surrey.