The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) aims to engage and educate people - especially the young - with the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), and the stories of the men and women who died whilst fighting oppression, extremism and intolerance in the two World Wars.
Decades after the creation of this unique Canadian war memorial, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission pays tribute to Canada’s war dead around the world.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is helping those who cannot make the annual pilgrimage to Normandy to pay tribute to the Second World War dead. Every year veterans and relatives return to CWGC’s cemeteries in France to remember those killed on D-Day and the pivotal battles of 1944. In today’s unique circumstances tributes will instead be laid by our gardeners on behalf of those who cannot travel.
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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?
For those of us who are of an age to recall it, VE Day was a momentous occasion which still stands out vividly in our memories. As we mark its 75th anniversary, we reflect on the courage and sacrifice of those who served in the Second World War, and the enormous human cost of the peace and liberty we have enjoyed since the victory in 1945. We offer these men and women from across the Commonwealth our eternal gratitude.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has introduced “Wall of Remembrance” to pay tribute to those who served in the World Wars
To mark the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War, the United Kingdom’s Royal Mail has created a set of 12 stamps that reflect the mix of emotions people felt as news of the war’s end became known. Collectively the stamps cover the concepts of Celebration; Return; and Remembrance.
A Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) member of staff has paid a special tribute to the thousands of First World War dead killed in Gallipoli, on an Anzac Day like no other. CWGC’s Burak Gundogan undertook a solo pilgrimage of the Turkish peninsula today (Saturday 25 April) to lay wreaths on behalf of those who would have attended this year’s cancelled Anzac Day commemorations.