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20 February 2019

Appeal for Relatives - February 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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18 February 2019

Lest We Forget Plymouth 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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15 February 2019

Rare First World War artefacts added to Digital Archive

Scores of Hampshire residents rifled through their attics to bring along family heirlooms that reveal the stories of those who fought and died in the First World War.

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04 February 2019

Appeal for relatives - February 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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02 February 2019

Bradford residents take part in national campaign to preserve First World War memories

Members of the public brought in their First World War artefacts to Bradford City Hall to be digitised to create an online archive, as part of a national campaign.

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30 January 2019

Commission thanks mouth artist for fundraising efforts

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has thanked mouth artist Keith Jansz after proceeds from one of his paintings raised £640 for the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation.

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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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