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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A rededication service was today held for a Second World War medic killed after landing in Normandy on D-Day.

The first wave of 2018 CWGC Centenary Interns have been in France and Belgium for over a month, working with the Commission at some of the most important sites commemorating those who died in the two world wars. Here are some of the interns who beat off competition from hundreds of applicants to join the CWGC Centenary internship.

The son of a Second World War civilian hero has travelled half way around the world from his home in Australia to see his father’s name added to the Commission’s Civilian Roll of Honour at Westminster Abbey in London.