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21 September 2018

CWGC cemeteries affected by Typhoon Mangkhut

The recent Typhoon in Hong Kong, Typhoon Mangkhut, has caused damage to CWGC cemeteries.

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21 September 2018

Haryana First World War Hero Remembered

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is marking the end of the First World War Centenary with 120 personal stories of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the last months of the war. One remarkable story is that of Risaldar Badlu Singh, from Dhakla Haryana, who died on 23 September 1918. The CWGC commemorates nearly 74,000 members of Indian forces who served in the First World War.

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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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Upcoming Events

Gorre British and Indian Cemetery

06 October 2018, 2pm

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.

Gorre British and Indian Cemetery

Moorseele Military Cemetery

13 October 2018, 1:30pm

On October 14th, 1918, Moorsele and Gullegem were liberated by the 15th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles / Irish 36th (Ulster) Division. The municipality of Wevelgem in collaboration with the Historical societies of Wevelgem and Gullegem is planning to commemorate the 100 years of Liberation of Wevelgem and the end of the Great War, at 14:00 on Saturday 13 October 2018 at Moorseele Military Cemetery.


Liberation Remembrance Ceremony at Dadizeele New British Cemetery

14 October 2018, 15.00

The Historical Societies Dadingisila Dadizele, De Meiboom Gullegem en Wibilinga Wevelgem will commemorate the liberation of the region on October 14th, 1918 by the 36th (Ulster) Division and the end of the Great War. This commemoration with the approval of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, will take place on Sunday, October 14th, 2018, 15.00 Hour at the Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Beselarestraat, Dadizele.


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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