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Remembering Captain Edward Brittain
Today (15 June) marks 100 years since Edward Harold Brittain – the brother of writer and Voluntary Aid Detachment (V.A.D.) nurse Vera Brittain – was killed in action while serving on the Italian Front
11 things you need to know about the battle of the Piave River
15 June will mark 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Piave River. Fought between 15 and 23 June 1918, the battle was a victory for the Italian army against the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
CWGC secures heritage lottery fund support for national Digital Archive Project
The Commission has today announced its charitable arm the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) has received a National Lottery grant of £87,800 for the UK-wide, Lest We Forget project.
Grave of D-Day Army Medic identified 74 years after his death
A rededication service was today held for a Second World War medic killed after landing in Normandy on D-Day.
Son makes 17,000 mile pilgrimage to see Father's name added to CWGC war memorial
The son of a Second World War civilian hero has travelled from his home in Australia to see his father’s name added to the Commission’s Civilian Roll of Honour at Westminster Abbey.
Graves of two First World War Majors marked with their names for the first time
Services were today held at Commission cemeteries in France to rededicate the graves of two decorated First World War officers, identified 100 years after their deaths.
Casualties of Spring 1918: Serjeant John Robertson Field and Lieutenant Colin MacPherson Dobell
At the end of May, the German Army launched Operation Blücher-Yorck – the third attack of its spring offensive. Here are the stories of two of the servicemen killed in the first few days of the battle
‘Let us die like brothers’ - Remembering the Mendi
Today, 21 February, marks 101 years since the sinking of the SS Mendi and is also South Africa’s Armed Forces Day. The sinking was one of the worst maritime disasters in British waters, and among the darkest moments of South Africa’s war. The number of lives lost was second only to the casualties suffered by the South African Brigade at Delville Wood during the Battle of the Somme in 1916.
3D technology helps restore African memorials to their former glory
The Commission has begun a project to document, restore and preserve its unique memorials in Africa.