29 November 2017
Cambrai 100: View from the turret
The 100th anniversary of the First World War battle best-known today for the role played by tanks was marked last week at CWGC cemeteries in France, where many lost in the fighting are now buried. The Commission’s Assistant Director General Mike Bullen, himself a former member of the Royal Armoured Corps, accompanied CWGC Commissioner Sir Bill Rollo at a service at the end of the commemorative week. Here he reflects on the commemorations and the battle’s impact on the use of arms today.
Visitors are invited to attend a special ceremony at Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol, to mark the completion of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s (CWGC) restoration work to preserve grave markers and memorials to the war dead.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is seeking to reunite the family of a First World War naval veteran with his medal after it was left at CWGC’s Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium.