08 March 2018
Women at war
The CWGC commemorates nearly 3,000 women who died during the First and Second World Wars. From pilots and SOE officers to nurses and munitions factory workers, women served in a number of roles on the battlefield and at home. To mark International Women’s Day today (8 March), here are three inspirational stories about women commemorated by the Commission.
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.
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.