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We ensure that 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars aren’t forgotten.
We ensure that 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars aren’t forgotten.

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Artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper unveil their incredible Poppies: Wave at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Plymouth Naval Memorial – the first time the sculpture has been fixed to a monument dedicated to remembering the war dead of the two world wars.

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Later this month the Commonwealth War Graves Commission will mark the Centenary of Passchendaele – The Third Battle of Ypres.

Find out more about the offensive by following the link below.

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Joint ceremony sees Flemish Government sign multiannual premium agreement, worth nearly €4million, with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for restoration work on 24 CWGC Military Cemeteries in Westhoek.

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The +Commonwealth War Graves Commission, along with veterans’ charity Glen Art, and the Wilfred Owen Association, have teamed up to create a garden for this year’s Gardening Scotland to commemorate the CWGC’s centenary and that of Wilfred Owen’s stay at Craiglockhart in Edinburgh in 1917.

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Wayne (Harry) Harrod, a +Commonwealth War Graves Commission gardener who cares for war graves at a military cemetery in Cambridge, has been selected as a non-traveling reserve to represent Great Britain in cycling at this year’s Invictus Games.

Read more, here: http://ow.ly/WmA230c92JT
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English actor and adventurer, Brian Blessed OBE, visited the +Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Brookwood Military Cemetery on Saturday to launch the Commission’s centenary exhibition, For Then, For Now, Forever.

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To mark the centenary of the +Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s foundation by Royal Charter in 1917, a ground-breaking exhibition will open at CWGC Brookwood Military Cemetery near Woking, Surrey this weekend.

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The +Commonwealth War Graves Commission has today opened its first Information Centre in Western Europe, close to one of its most well-known memorials - the Menin Gate.

Find out more about the information centre, here: http://ow.ly/a1KX30bARl9
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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has today hosted two events in Kuala Lumpur to mark the 75th anniversary of the Fall of Malaya.

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ANZAC Day - 25 April - marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

Over 100 years on, ANZAC Day is marked with ceremonies and events all over the world, as Australians and New Zealanders remember their fallen from the two world wars and other conflicts. A large number of commemorative events take place at Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries and memorials.
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