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16 January 2019

Lest We Forget Bradford Roadshow

Do you have any items related to the First World War? Would you like to share and preserve these objects and stories for future generations?

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21 December 2018

Appeal For Relatives - December 2018

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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21 December 2018

A century on from the Iolaire disaster

Nearly one hundred years ago the Scottish Western Isles woke to the tragic news that hundreds of sailors returning from the Great War had died within sight of home.

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21 December 2018

Commonwealth War Graves Commission encourages families to share their stories at Christmas

This Christmas the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is encouraging families to use the time of coming together to reconnect with their family’s past.

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28 November 2018

Public invited to Arnos Vale ceremony after restoration work

Visitors are invited to attend a special ceremony at Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol, to mark the completion of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s (CWGC) restoration work to preserve grave markers and memorials to the war dead.

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28 November 2018

Commonwealth War Graves Commission seeks to reunite family with First World War heroes medal

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is seeking to reunite the family of a First World War naval veteran with his medal after it was left at CWGC’s Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium.

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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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