Explore our South East Region
The South East region includes war cemeteries and memorials in East Sussex, Kent and West Sussex.
In this region the CWGC commemorates more than 31,000 service personnel at 700 locations.
Meet the team
Hello, I’m Sarah and I’m the Public Engagement Coordinator for the South East.
My interest in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission began in 2004 when I first visited the battlefields and cemeteries of the Western Front. The beautiful range of ways the men and women of the First World War are commemorated there was astounding and had a profound emotional impact on myself and the group of young people I was visiting with. I was also lucky enough to meet one of the last surviving veterans of that war, Henry Allingham; an experience I will never forget.
Bringing the stories of those the CWGC commemorate to life to ensure they are never forgotten, and engaging people, particularly the younger generation, in the ongoing work and commitment to the dead of both world wars in the South East is something I’m really looking forward to.
Hi, I’m Kevin and I’m the Regional Operations Coordinator for the South, South East and London Regions. I have always had an interest in history and was always reading. I was given a copy of Courage Remembered by Ward and Gibson and this fuelled an interest in War Graves in the Britain. I had visited sites in the Netherlands, including Oosterbeek, and spent time in the cemetery there.
I never really thought of ever joining the CWGC but after 25 years in the Ambulance Service I was looking for a complete change. When I saw a job with the Commission advertised a few years ago on Facebook I jumped at the chance and applied.
For me my work allows me to play a part in continuing the CWGC story. I am aware I am a gate keeper for a short while but knowing I am involved in keeping the stories and memory’s alive until I hand the job over to the next person is a privilege.
For me personally the most enjoyable part of my job is watching a headstone being installed on a new commemoration for the first time. Giving the casualty their name back.
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Here at Chatham are named more than 18,500 service personnel who have no grave but the sea.Chatham Naval Memorial
Located overlooking much of the City of Brighton, this cemetery is the final resting place of more than 400 First and Second World War service personnel.Brighton City (Bear Road) Cemetery
Throughout the First World War more than six million wounded servicemen were brought ashore at Dover, and during the Second World War the Dunkirk evacuations were coordinated from here.Dover St James Cemetery
The contribution made by India during the First World War was vital to Allied success, but when imagining where their dead are commemorated, a corner of an English down might be surprising.Patcham Down Indian Forces Cremation Memorial
This seaside town has a surprisingly large number of war graves in its cemetery: we commemorate close to 280 servicemen here, most gathered together in plots and marked by the familiar CWGC headstone.Seaford Cemetery