CWGC 100 Years

Centenary events

To mark the centenary of the CWGC's foundation by Royal Charter in 1917, the Commission has staged and participated in a number of events and projects from a special service at Westminster Abbey to the launch of a global remembrance event. Find out more about the Commission’s 100th anniversary commemorations below.

Brookwood Exhibition

Brookwood Exhibition

To mark the centenary of the CWGC’s foundation by Royal Charter in 1917, a ground-breaking exhibition was staged at CWGC Brookwood Military Cemetery near Woking, Surrey.

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CWGC Centenary Garden

Chelsea Flower Show

The CWGC celebrated a century of gardening excellence with an award-winning Artisan Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017. 

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Westminster Abbey service

A special Service of Thanksgiving was held at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday 23 May to celebrate the Centenary of the CWGC. 

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Poppies: Wave

Poppies: Wave was at CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial from August to November. The sculpture is by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper.

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Hold High The Torch

Hold High The Torch

On 11 November 2017 the Commission invited people around the world to take part in its global remembrance event, in memory of our fallen heroes.

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