27 June 2017
CWGC commemorates two soldiers a century after death
A small ceremony will take place at Gartmore Church Yard, Stirling, today after the CWGC erected granite headstones for two men who died within a year of each other in the First World War and will now be the first war dead at the cemetery.
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.