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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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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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23 November 2018

The first and the last - CWGC marks end of First World War in Africa

The 100th anniversary of one of the lesser known events of the First World War will be commemorated this weekend (25 November) at a CWGC memorial in Mbala, Zambia.

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23 November 2018

Appeal For Relatives - November 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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22 November 2018

Off the shelf - delve into the CWGC archive

As part of “Explore your Archive week” the Commission is sharing treasures from its historic archives. The archives offer a rich historical narrative, spanning over 100 years. They tell us stories and bring alive the people, events and decisions that shaped the Commission’s early years.

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21 November 2018

CWGC Archive - A Family connection

As Explore Your Archive Week continues, the Commonwealth War Graves Commissions' (CWGC) archive team welcomed Barnaby Oswald to the Commission and learned about the Oswalds' remarkable family history and his personal connection to the CWGC.

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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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