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16 November 2018

Exploring Our Archives

Over the next week the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) will be revealing the fascinating stories behind some of the objects in our archive, in support of Explore Your Archive 2018.

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14 November 2018

Private George Ellison Image

George Edwin Ellison is believed to be the last British soldier killed on the Western Front before the Armistice brought the fighting to an end. He is buried in St Symphorien Military Cemetery, near Mons.

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12 November 2018

World pays tribute to the fallen at Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites

People have come together across the world at Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) cemeteries and memorials this week to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice.

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09 November 2018

European leaders pay tribute at Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites

Today, the leaders of Britain, France and Belgium have toured Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries and memorials ahead of the hundredth anniversary of the Armistice.

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07 November 2018

The Duke of Kent visits Pieta Military Cemetery in Malta

Today His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) visited Pieta Military Cemetery, as part of a two-day tour in Malta.

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06 November 2018

#CWGCremembers - Armistice anniversary events

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is inviting people across the world to share their tributes on the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice.

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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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