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13 March 2019

CWGC Announces New War Grave Commissioners

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is delighted to announce the appointment of four new Commissioners. They are: Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas DBE, Vasuki Shastry, Diana Johnson MP and the Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP.

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11 March 2019

Appeal for Relatives - March 2019

An appeal for relatives is a search to locate the next of kin for soldiers who fell in war. Could you be connected to any of these individuals?

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08 March 2019

Aftermath - The Incredible Story of the CWGC's Role after the First World War

This Commonwealth Day (11 March) the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is urging people to pay tribute to those servicemen and women who are buried far from home.

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07 March 2019

Final Lest We Forget roadshow reveals more First World War treasures

Hand-carved mementoes from prisoners of war and reminders of one of Britain’s infamous defeats in the First World War were all revealed at the final Lest We Forget roadshow.

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06 March 2019

Appeal for Relative - Captain Eric Wilson Edwards

An appeal for relatives is a search to locate the next of kin for soldiers who fell in war. Could you be connected to this Soldier?

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04 March 2019

Burial and Rededication Services in March 2019

The following burial and rededication services are due to be held at CWGC Cemeteries in March 2019.

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Upcoming Events

Burial Service for Warrant Officer John Henry Coates

27 March 2019, 13:00

Burial service for Warrant Officer John Henry Coates, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve will be held at CWGC’s Padua War Cemetery.

Padua War Cemetery

6th Airborne Rhine Crossing Commemoration

31 March 2019, 12.00 - 14:00

A short service of remembrance and wreath laying will be held for those who gave their lives for our freedom. In attendance will be two British 6th Airborne veterans who took part in Operation Varsity.

Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

Rededication Service for Dragoon Jan Skuliniec

11 April 2019, 11:00 - 12:00

A service of re-dedication will be held on Tuesday 11 April 2018 at CWGC Bayeux War Cemetery for Dragoon Jan Skuliniec.

Bayeux War 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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