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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

A rededication service for Driver Ernest Robert Jordan, Army Service Corps, will take place at 11:00 on Wednesday 21 November 2018 at Giavera British Cemetery in Italy.

16 November 2018

Exploring Our Archives

Over the next week the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) will be revealing the fascinating stories behind some of the objects in our archive, in support of Explore Your Archive 2018.

14 November 2018

Private George Ellison Image

George Edwin Ellison is believed to be the last British soldier killed on the Western Front before the Armistice brought the fighting to an end. He is buried in St Symphorien Military Cemetery, near Mons.