20 May 2017
Brian Blessed OBE opens CWGC's centenary exhibition
English actor and adventurer, Brian Blessed OBE, visited the CWGC’s Brookwood Military Cemetery today to launch the Commission’s centenary exhibition, For Then, For Now, Forever.
The grave of 23-year-old Wing Commander Byron Rawson, Royal Canadian Air Force, was dedicated in Canada on Saturday 22 September.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is marking the end of the First World War Centenary with 120 personal stories of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the last months of the war. One remarkable story is that of Risaldar Badlu Singh, from Dhakla Haryana, who died on 23 September 1918. The CWGC commemorates nearly 74,000 members of Indian forces who served in the First World War.