26 June 2017

CWGC statement on war graves in Yemen

The CWGC is deeply saddened by the damage to graves at CWGC Maala Cemetery, and our sympathies go out to the descendants and comrades of the war dead who will be so deeply affected by this news.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is deeply saddened by the damage to graves at CWGC Maala Cemetery, and our sympathies go out to the descendants and comrades of the war dead who will be so deeply affected by this news.

 

The increased security risk on the ground in Yemen – as outlined in current Foreign & Commonwealth Office travel advice – prevents the CWGC from carrying out its normal operations there, and it is unsafe for staff to work.

 

However, we would like to reassure the public that it is our intention to restore the graves to a standard befitting the sacrifice of those buried and commemorated in Yemen as soon as the situation allows.

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11 December 2017

Time to Remember

Nearly half a million people visited the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial to view the iconic sculpture Poppies: Wave, as it was fixed to a monument dedicated to remembering the war dead of the two world wars for the first time. Many visitors left special messages on the Commission’s Time To Remember wall. Here is a selection of the moving posts.

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?

A bronze portrait bust of Sir Frederic Kenyon has been added to the CWGC archive collection.