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18 June 2018

CWGC makes historic return to Iraq and Chad

After an enforced absence of more than 12 years, staff from the Commission have made a historic return to Iraq.

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15 June 2018

Remembering Captain Edward Brittain

Today (15 June) marks 100 years since Edward Harold Brittain – the brother of writer and Voluntary Aid Detachment (V.A.D.) nurse Vera Brittain – was killed in action while serving on the Italian Front.

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14 June 2018

11 things you need to know about the Battle of the Piave River

Friday (15 June) will mark 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Piave River. Fought between 15 and 23 June 1918, the battle was a victory for the Italian army against the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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13 June 2018

Four First World War soldiers buried alongside their comrades

A burial service was today held at the CWGC’s Loos British Cemetery in France for an unknown soldier of the Machine Gun Corps and three unknown soldiers of unknown regiments.

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12 June 2018

CWGF secures Heritage Lottery Fund support for national digital archive project

The Commission has today announced its charitable arm the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) has received a National Lottery grant of £87,800 for the UK-wide, Lest We Forget project. The project, which is being delivered in partnership with Oxford University, has received the funding through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War Then and Now programme.

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08 June 2018

CWGC's Casualty Archive added to UNESCO UK Memory of the World register

To mark International Archives Day today (9 June), the Commission and UNESCO are delighted to announce the addition of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Casualty Archive to the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register.

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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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