Catch up on our War Graves Week broadcasts

Tune in to our Digital Festival and join us as we host live broadcasts from across the United Kingdom. We commemorate more than 300,000 Commonwealth service personnel across the UK, and you can learn more about these casualties and our work to commemorate them from the comfort of your own home. Join us for virtual tours of some of our largest sites across the UK, learn about the casualties we commemorate here, and take a deeper dive into a Day in the Life of CWGC as we talk to members of our staff from around the world who keep the remembrance of our war dead alive.

View our video content

We created some special War Graves Week videos to tell some of the stories of the people we commemorate around the country, visiting some of the sites that we visted during War Graves Week:

From the Four Corners

Selena Carty, of Black Poppy Rose, helps us discover the story of those servicemen who travelled from the four corners of the world to serve during the two world wars and are now forever commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission across Great Britain.

The story of MacRobert's Reply

Upon one panel of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Runnymede Memorial is the name of a casualty that has an extraordinary family story. Public Engagement Coordinator (South) Will Reid provides more information.

Find us on Podcasts

As part of War Graves Week, members of our team will be appeared on podcasts throughout the week. 

The Old Front Line - Public Engagement Manager Megan Maltby and Area Director (United Kingdom and Northern Area) James King join The Old Front Line to discuss the stories of cemeteries and graves across the country. 

Listen to The Old Front Line

Mentioned in Dispatches - Our Head of Education and Engagement, Simon Bendry, joins the Mentioned in Dispatches team to discuss all things War Graves Week. 

Listen to Mentioned in Dispatches

Khaki Malarkey - Megan Maltby, Scott Smith and Max Dutton join the Khaki Malarkey podcast to discuss War Graves Week and our work across the country.

Listen to Khaki Malarkey

 

Catch up on our live streams:

We hosted a series of live streams from our sites across the country. Catch up by using the links below: hear stories of the casualties we commemorate and discover more about our work at home and around the world.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF CWGC

Friday 21 May 2021

Start time: 12pm (UK time)

Hear from members of staff around the world as they give a flavour of what a day in the life of working for the CWGC is like. We plan to speak with staff (Comms and Operational) in Belgium, France, Italy, Turkey, Africa, India and Canada.

Interspersed in-between these linkups we shall be hearing about the stories of those buried in Brookwood, from some of  those who commemorate them and further CWGC staff and volunteers based in the UK.

This is part of our War Graves Week Digital Festival and will be available to view on our Facebook, YouTube and Linkedin pages, as well as our website.

Watch the replay on our Facebook page

LIVE FROM BROOKWOOD CEMETERY

Saturday 22 May 2021

Start time: 12pm (UK time)

Can't get to Brookwood Military cemetery? Tune in to the the first War Graves Week event on Facebook Live. 

Hear from our staff, volunteers and partners as we highlight how we commemorate over 5,500 Commonwealth casualties. 

This is part of our War Graves Week Digital Festival and will be available to view on our Facebook page.

Watch the replay on our Facebook page

LIVE FROM RUNNYMEDE AIR FORCES MEMORIAL

Sunday 23 May 2021

Start time: 1pm (UK Time)

Join us for a live broadcast to discuss how to best inspire the younger generations to remember the world wars. We'll hear from past members of our Interns team as well as RAF Air Cadets. 

This is part of our War Graves Week Digital Festival and will be available to view on our Facebook page.

Watch the replay on our Facebook page

WAR GRAVES WEEK CLOSING CEREMONY

Friday 28 May

Start time: 6.30pm (UK time)

Join us for a special live broadcast from Harrogate Stonefall Cemetery to end our first ever War Graves Week. 

Discover the stories of Commonwealth servicemen buried in the cemetery, as well as some of the history and context of the site. 

This is part of our War Graves Week Digital Festival and will be available to view on our Facebook, YouTube and Linkedin pages, as well as our website.

Watch the replay on our YouTube channel

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