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18 October 2018

Hero army chaplain remembered 100 years on

One of the most decorated non-combatants of the First World War is being remembered 100 years after his death.

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17 October 2018

Rededication Service for Private George Chalmers

A rededication service will be held at 12 midday on Wednesday 24 October 2018 at Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin, Ireland for Private George Chalmers.

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15 October 2018

Shaping Our Sorrow

Shaping a nation’s sorrow: CWGC launches new online exhibition to mark the end of the First World War centenary

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11 October 2018

CWGC Statement on the Halifax Memorial in Canada

The CWGC is deeply saddened by the vandalism to the Halifax Memorial in Point Pleasant Park in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and our sympathies go out to the descendants and comrades of the war dead who will be so deeply affected by this news.

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10 October 2018

Cork 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 Josephine Carr, from Cork who died on 10 October 1918. The CWGC commemorates a staggering 120,000 men and women who died between 8 August and 11 November 1918

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10 October 2018

The 100th Anniversary of the Sinking of the RMS Leinster

Events in Ireland will mark the 100th anniversary of the greatest ever loss of life in the Irish sea.

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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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