22 December 2017
Christmas through the CWGC archive
The Commission’s archive team has taken a look back through the CWGC’s collection for stories of Christmas past. They uncovered a range of items, produced in different settings and time periods, which all have a link to Christmas.
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.