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CWGC GARDENERS HONOUR NORMANDY WAR DEAD
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is helping those who cannot make the annual pilgrimage to Normandy to pay tribute to the Second World War dead. Every year veterans and relatives return to CWGC’s cemeteries in France to remember those killed on D-Day and the pivotal battles of 1944. In today’s unique circumstances tributes will instead be laid by our gardeners on behalf of those who cannot travel.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE
Travel advisory and other information surrounding Covid-19 and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Last updated 15 May 2020.
APPEAL FOR RELATIVES - 11 MAY 2020
An appeal for relatives is a search to locate the next of kin for soldiers who fell in war. Could you be connected to any of these individuals?
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF KENT ON HIS PASSION FOR ENGAGING YOUTH IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE DEAD OF TWO WORLD WARS
For those of us who are of an age to recall it, VE Day was a momentous occasion which still stands out vividly in our memories. As we mark its 75th anniversary, we reflect on the courage and sacrifice of those who served in the Second World War, and the enormous human cost of the peace and liberty we have enjoyed since the victory in 1945. We offer these men and women from across the Commonwealth our eternal gratitude.
TAKE PART IN A VIRTUAL ACT OF REMEMBRANCE FOR VE DAY
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has introduced “Wall of Remembrance” to pay tribute to those who served in the World Wars
CWGC supports German soldiers on visit to war graves on Guernsey
A mixed group of German and British soldiers from the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC), based in Innsworth, Gloucester, will visit Guernsey 10-20 July 2018.
Work in Camberwell allows CWGC to mark war graves for first time
The regeneration of Camberwell Old Cemetery by the London Borough of Southwark has enabled the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) to mark 24 war graves for the first time.
First World War serviceman laid to rest a century after his death
A burial service for Able Seaman James Cameron Robertson, Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division took place at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Orchard Dump Cemetery, France on 11 July 2018.
Rededication ceremony held for First World War serviceman
A rededication service for Lieutenant Charles Stonehouse took place at 10:00 on 3 July at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Serre Road Cemetery No. 3, on the Somme.