22 September 2017

Canadian Rededication Ceremony

The Commission headstone commemorating Leading Aircraftman Hollis Eugene HOWARD (17 Nov 1940) will be dedicated today (22 Sept 2017) at Quebec City Mount Hermon Cemetery.

The CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial, unveiled in July 1924, commemorates more than 7,200 sailors of the First World War who sailed from the naval base of Devonport. The Second World War Extension was unveiled in May 1954 and bears the names of nearly 16,000 service personnel who were lost or buried at sea.

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?

The impact of the Third Battle of Ypres was felt in communities across Britain and the Empire. Many families mourned the loss of their husbands, fathers and sons. For one Australian family, the fighting would prove especially traumatic, as three brothers lost their lives within hours of each other.

Two rededication services will be held on Tuesday 17 October 2017. The first for Rifleman William Dickinson Evans of The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) at 1100 hours in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Blauwepoort Farm Cemetery, Belgium.

Wednesday 20 September marks 100 years since the Battle of Menin Road Ridge began in 1917. Here are 8 facts about the battle.

To mark the visit of Poppies: Wave to CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial and the centenary of the First World War, an exciting learning programme has been designed for schools and teachers by 14-18 NOW in partnership with the CWGC Engagement Team.

A rededication service for Lance Corporal William Loney was held at CWGC Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery in the Netherlands yesterday.

Visitors to Poppies: Wave at CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial have shared their moving reaction to the sculpture.