03 August 2017

Appeal For Relatives - August 2017 (2)

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?

The Commission would also like to make contact with the next of kin of Private John Kearton buried in Howden-le-Wear (St Mary) Churchyard.

Please contact the UKNA Office on 01628 507193 or by email enquiries@cwgc.org.

Latest News

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.

The recent Typhoon in Hong Kong, Typhoon Mangkhut, has caused damage to CWGC cemeteries.