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19 March 2018

9 facts about Operation Michael

On 21 March 1918, the German Army launched its spring offensive with Operation Michael. Here are nine things you need to know about the attack.

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15 March 2018

Two First World War soldiers buried alongside their comrades

A burial service was held at CWGC Orchard Dump Cemetery in France, today for two First World War soldiers.

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14 March 2018

Family attend burial service for First World War soldier more than 100 years after his death

A burial service for First World War soldier Private (Pte) Thomas Edmundson was held at CWGC Perth Cemetery (China Wall) in Belgium this morning.

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12 March 2018

Son attends rededication service for his father on 75th anniversary of his death

The son and grandchildren of a Second World War pilot previously buried as an ‘Unknown Polish Airmen’ attended a rededication service at his grave on the 75th anniversary of his death.

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12 March 2018 Press Release

Discover the Commonwealth military story in a new exhibition

To mark Commonwealth Day (12 March), the Commission has announced it is staging a new exhibition to open at Brookwood Military Cemetery next month.

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08 March 2018

Women at war

The CWGC commemorates nearly 3,000 women who died during the First and Second World Wars. From pilots and SOE officers to nurses and munitions factory workers, women served in a number of roles on the battlefield and at home. To mark International Women’s Day today (8 March), here are three inspirational stories about women commemorated by the Commission.

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Upcoming Events

Burial service for soldiers of the First World War

28 March 2018

A burial service will be held in the morning at St Mary’s A.D.S. Cemetery, Haisnes, France, for three soldiers of the First World War.

St Mary’s A.D.S. Cemetery

Wreath laying ceremony commemorating five Australian soldiers

28 March 2018, 14:30 - 15:00

Wreath laying ceremony to commemorate five Australian soldiers who died on 28 March 1918 and are buried in La Cauchie Communal Cemetery.

La Cauchie Communal Cemetery

Wreath laying at the New Zealand Cycling Corps Memorial

05 April 2018, 14:00 - 15:00

On 23 July 1918 the New Zealand Cycling Corps (NZCC), fighting as infantry attached to the British 32nd division, captured the village of Marfaux and a key ridge 360 metres beyond taking 100 German prisoners and nine machine guns along the way.

Marfaux British 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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