07 August 2017
CWGC encourages communities to research, remember and share local stories
The CWGC is encouraging individuals, community groups, schools and organisations to take part in an exciting, new project and tell the stories of the servicemen and women who have no grave but the sea.
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.