WarGravesCommission

WarGravesCommission


The Commonwealth War Graves Commission pays tribute to the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars.

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Our next CWGC Live sees us exploring the work of the @CWGC's  Commemorations team in order to highlight how they honour the war dead. Make sure to join us at 1pm on Thursday 24 September over on our Facebook page in order to learn more about their work. #WeAreCWGC  #CWGClive 

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Did you know that our founder, Sir Fabian Ware, was involved in the development of an iconic piece of military equipment used during both World Wars – the 1916 double identity disc? In the latest #CWGCblog  @Conflict_arch  explores how this item came to be.

RT @JohCoope:  25 yrs old Flying Officer H. D. Ham has probably my favourite gravestone epitaph: "To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die" @CWGC  #Hawkinge. 

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We’re saddened to hear of the passing of #WW2  veteran John Jeffries at the age of 98. John helped @CWGC  in 2019 by contributing towards our #VoicesOfLiberation  bench – he is seen here taking in his recording at Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery. Listen here:

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#OTD 80 years ago Squadron Leader Caesar Barraud Hull, @RoyalAirForce  was killed while attacking a formation of German bombers in his Hurricane. The 26-year-old's aircraft crashed in Surrey, with him being buried in the @  href='/s/cwgc’s'>CWGC’s plot at Tangmere Churchyard. BattleOfBritain #WW2 

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