25 April 2017
Discover Maidenhead's CWGC war history
The CWGC is giving a free fascinating talk at All Saints Cemetery, All Saints Avenue, Maidenhead, on 15 May 2017, at 11am, detailing the incredible lives of those buried there.
The CWGC cemetery containing the graves of First World War poets Lance Corporal Francis Ledwidge and Private Ellis Humphrey Evans – better known as Hedd Wyn – is being restored a century after their deaths.
Today, 21 February, marks 101 years since the sinking of the SS Mendi and is also South Africa’s Armed Forces Day. The sinking was one of the worst maritime disasters in British waters, and among the darkest moments of South Africa’s war. The number of lives lost was second only to the casualties suffered by the South African Brigade at Delville Wood during the Battle of the Somme in 1916.