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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

Centenary of the Battle of Dernancourt

07 April 2018, 15:00 - 18:00

The Australian Government, the municipality of Dernancourt and the Association for the Centenary of WW1 will commemorate the Centenary of the Battle of Dernancourt with a wreath laying ceremony at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension.

Dernancourt Communal Cemetery & Extension

100th anniversary commemoration for Pte Arthur Hainsworth

15 April 2018, 10:30 - 11:15

Wreath laying ceremony to mark 100 years since the death of Private Arthur Hainsworth, of 6th Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment.

Martinsart British Cemetery

Commemoration of 19 Australian soldiers

15 April 2018, 10:00

On 15 April, Allonville will honour the 19 Australian soldiers and officers killed on 31 May 1918 in the barns of the castle.

Allonville Communal 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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